Harriet Tubman Was the First African American to be Honored as Part of The Black Heritage Stamp Series

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Harriet Tubman 13 cent US Postage Stamp 1978

Harriet Tubman 13 cent US Postage Stamp 1978

Harriet Tubman was the first African American to be honored as part of the Black Heritage Stamp Series. She is also the first African American Woman to be honored on a U.S postage stamp. Please note that I said the Black Heritage Series. Prior to this  the first African American ever honored on a U. S. postage stamp was Booker T. Washington in 1940 as a part of the “Famous Americans Series.”

The words Harriet Tubman and the Underground Railroad are synonymous. As a conductor for the Underground Railroad she placed herself in danger by helping hundreds of slave escape to freedom.

The US Postage stamps commemorating her are a 13 cent stamp issued in February 1, 1978 and a 32 cent stamp issued on June 29, 1995.

Harriet Tubman 32 cent Postage Stamp 1995

Harriet Tubman 32 cent Postage Stamp 1995

 

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One Response to Harriet Tubman Was the First African American to be Honored as Part of The Black Heritage Stamp Series

  1. Dorothy Wilcox says:

    i have the Harriet Tubman stamp pin from the postoffice i wore it. for years until i thought i would loose it really love what she did. for us strong woman yes she was

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