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US Black Heritage: Black Heritage Stamp Series

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"In 1978, the US Postal Service, as part of its mission "to celebrate the people, events, and cultural milestones that are unique to our great nation," created a totally new stamp series to honor black Americans and the vital role they have played in U.S. history." [1]To date, there are four parts to this series. Those featured are listed below.

Black Heritage Stamp Series Part One--1979-1989

Year Wikipedia WikiTree Occupation(s)
1978 Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad conductor
1979 Martin Luther King Jr.Civil Rights Leader
1980 Benjamin Banneker Mathematician, Astronomer
1981 Whitney YoungCivil Rights Leader
1982 Jackie RobinsonBaseball star
1983 Scott JoplinComposer
1984 Carter WoodsonHistorian
1985 Mary Jane BethuneEducator, Leader
1986 Sojourner TruthAbolitionist
1987 Jean Baptiste Point du SableFounder of Chicago
1988 James Weldon JohnsonLawyer, Activist
1989 A Philip Randolph Activist

Black Heritage Stamp Series Part Two--1990-1997[2]

Year Wikipedia WikiTree Occupation(s)
1990 Ida B Wells Activist, Suffragist
1991 Jan_Ernst_Matzeliger Jan E. MatzeligerInventor
1992 W.E.B. DuBoisActivist, Author
1993 Percy Lavon JulianScientist
1994 Allison Davis Dr. William Allison DavisAnthropologist, Scholar
1995 Bessie ColemanAviator
1996 Ernest JustScientist
1997 Benjamin O Davis Sr.Army General

Black Heritage Stamp Series Part Three--1998-2009[3]

Year Wikipedia WikiTree Occupation(s)
1998 Madam C.J. Walker Sarah Breedlove Walker Entrepreneur
1999Malcolm X Malcolm LittleCivil Rights Activist
2000 Patricia Roberts Harris Patricia Roberts Harris Public administrator
2001 Roy WilkinsActivist
2002 Langston Hughes James Mercer HughesPoet
2003Thurgood Marshall Thoroughgood MarshallSupreme Court Justice
2004 Paul RobesonPerformer
2005 Marian AndersonOpera Singer
2006 Hattie McDanielPerformer
2007 Ella FitzgeraldSinger
2008 Charles ChesnuttAuthor
2009 Anna J Cooper Anna Julia Haywood Educator, Leader, Author

Black Heritage Stamp Series Part Four--2010-2020[4]

Year Wikipedia WikiTree Occupation(s)
2010 Oscar Micheaux Filmmaker, Writer
2011Barbara JordanPolitician
2012 John H Johnson Publisher
2013 Althea GibsonTennis Star
2014 Shirley Chisholm Shirley St. HillPolitician
2015Robert Robinson TaylorRobert Robinson TaylorArchitect
2016 Richard AllenActivist, Abolitionist
2017 Dorothy HeightActivist
2018 Lena HorneActress
2019 Gregory HinesActor, Dancer
2020 Gwen IfillJournalist, Newscaster


  1. Black Heritage Stamp Series Part 1
  2. Black Heritage Stamp Series Part 2
  3. Black Heritage Stamp Series Part 3
  4. Black Heritage Stamp Series Part 4

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