Category Archives: African American Stamps

Constance Baker Motley Stamp is Now Available 2024

Constance Baker Motley  was an American jurist and politician. She made significant contributions to the civil rights movement and held several groundbreaking positions: Federal Judge: She served as a Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of … Continue reading

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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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August Wilson Stamp Released Part of Black Heritage Series USPS

On January, 28, 2021 the USPS released the August Wilson stamp as part of the Black Heritage Series. August Wilson was an awesome playwriter who known for unforgettable plays. The illustrator for this stamp is an artist from New Haven, Conn … Continue reading

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Dorthy Height Postage Stamp-African American Civil Rights Leader

On Februry 1, 2017 The US Postal Service released the Dorothy Height Postage Stamp. This Civil Rights and Woman Rights activist was born in 1912 and at the wonderful age of 98 died in 2010. Read more about her accomplishments … Continue reading

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Scott Joplin US Postal Stamp Honors a Historic Music Composor and Artist

On June 8, 1983, Scott Joplin, known as the King of Rag Time, was honored  a 20 cent US Postal Stamp. Jerry Pickney is the Artist for this stamp.

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Three Stamps Were Issued to Commemorate Jackie Robinson

There were three (3) stamps issued by the US Postal Service to commemorate baseball giant and civil rights activist, Jackie Robinson. The first stamp was 20-cent  issued August 2, 1982. It shows Robinson sliding on a base.       … Continue reading

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Whitney Young Jr. Honored on a US Postage Stamp in 1981

Whitney Moore Young, Jr. was an effective civil rights leader who served as executive director of the National Urban League for 10 years. In 1969, he received the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Medal of Freedom. This stamp was issued … Continue reading

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Benjamin Banneker US Postage Stamp 1980

  On February 15, 1980 Benjamin Banneker, a self-taught astronomer and mathematician and publisher of Farmers Almanacs in the 1790’s was honored on a 15 cent US Postage Stamp. I want to also note that he was one of three … Continue reading

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