Friday, April 18, 2008

The Black Experience: African Americans on Stamps

USPS has announced that The Black Experience: African Americans on Stamps, a new online collection, will be updated annually as the Postal Service issues additional stamps featuring African-American pioneers and subjects.

The exhibit is on the National Postal Museum website.

In 1940, Booker T. Washington became the first African-American featured on a postage stamp. Since then, notable African-Americans — from Colonial days to the present — have been honored on more than 100 stamps.

Angelo Wider, USPS Finance Administration manager, is an exhibit co-curator according to the announcement.

To view the exhibit, click here.
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posted by Don Schilling at 12:01 AM