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Bessie Coleman Had a Dream

 

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The Making of the Bessie Coleman Quarter

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Rosetta Tharpe is on a Postage Stamp

Rosetta Tharpe (1915-1973) started her career in gospel music as a result of her upbringing in a very religious family. Tharpe’s mother was very active in their church, the Missionary in Church of God in Christ, and raised Sister Rosetta … Continue reading

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Mahalia Jackson Postage Stamp

Mahalia Jackson was featured on a 32-cent US postage stamp issued on July 15, 1998, as part of the Legends of American Music  The stamp depicts her portrait in a purple and gold color scheme, with her name and the … Continue reading

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The First African American Man to Appear on US Postage Stamps

There are many African Americans whose contributions have helped shape America and the world. Black leaders, inventors, educators, scientists, entrepreneurs, entertainers, athletes, and others who have been emblazoned on USPS stamps. The first African American man to appear on a … Continue reading

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Louis Armstrong Gold Coin Commemorative-Some Are Still Available

Louis Armstrong, the legendary jazz trumpeter and vocalist, has been commemorated on a 1 oz Gold Commemorative Arts Medal. This medal was released in 1982 as part of the Gold Commemorative Arts Medals series, which spanned from 1980 to 1984. Here are the highlights of … Continue reading

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Jackie Robinson Baseball and Civil Rights Icon

I wrote earlier about the silver commemorative.  Here I wanted to share a bit more about Jackie Robinson. Jackie Robinson was an awesome athlete who played four sports at the college level: baseball, football, basketball and track and field. He … Continue reading

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A Keepsake Set of Bronze Medals with a few Civil Rights Leaders is Available at the US Mint

This is a selection of four bronze miniature replicas of Congressional Gold Medals honoring only a few of leaders and activist of the civil rights movement. There are, of course, many more but these are more well known. These Medals … Continue reading

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Lest We Forget-Pivotal Civil Rights Movement Events Bronze Medals

There have been many civil rights events we should never ever forget. These three bronze Medals are miniature replicas of Congressional Gold Medals marking some of the explosive events of the civil rights movement. The Medals are 1.5 inch bronze … Continue reading

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