Black People : Black Philatelists/Collectors

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    STAMP ON BLACK HISTORY
    http://library.thinkquest.org/2667/Stamps.htm

    "...In 1940, Booker T. Washington became the first black American to be honored on a U.S. postage stamp issue. Since then, other black Americans have been honored as individuals and/or depicted as representatives of their race in different categories such as civil rights, sports, science, and music on U.S. stamps."


    U.S. Postage Stamps:

    Louis Armstrong
    Benjamin Banneker
    Ida B. Wells (Barnett)
    Jim Beckwourth
    Mary McLeod Bethune
    Eubie Blake
    Ralph Bunche
    George Washington Carver
    Roberto Clemente
    Nat King Cole
    Bessie Coleman
    John Coltrane
    Dr. Allison Davis
    Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable
    Frederick Douglass
    Charles R. Drew
    W.E.B. DuBois
    Paul Laurence Dunbar
    Duke Ellington
    Erroll Garner
    W.C. Handy
    Coleman Hawkins
    Matthew Henson
    Bille Holiday
    James P. Johnson
    James Weldon Johnson
    Robert Johnson
    Scott Joplin
    Percy Lavon Julian
    Ernest E. Just
    Martin Luther King, Jr.
    Joe Louis
    Jan E. Matzeliger
    Clyde McPhatter
    Charles Mingus
    Thelonious Monk
    Jelly Roll Morton
    Jesse Owens
    Charlie Parker
    Bill Pickett
    Salem Poor
    'MA' Rainey
    A. Philip Randolph
    Otis Redding
    Jackie Robinson
    Jimmy Rushing
    Bessie Smith
    Henry O. Tanner
    Sojourner Truth
    Harriet Tubman
    Booker T. Washington
    Dinah Washington
    Ethel Waters
    Muddy Waters
    Howlin' Wolf
    Carter G. Woodson
    Whitney Moore Young
     
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    http://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-168163039.html

    Article: This week in Black history.(Georg Olden, ...)
    Article from:Jet Article date:August 20, 2007

    August 16, 1963

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    Georg Olden, famed graphic artist, became the first Black to design a U.S. postage stamp, which was released on this day. The stamp commemorated the 100th year of the Emancipation Proclamation. It featured a severed link in a large black chain against a blue background.
    Olden attended Washington, D.C., public schools and Virginia State College, where he majored in fine arts. During WWII, he worked in graphics for the U.S. Department of the Interior and Office of Strategic Services. His work is in the permanent collection of the Amsterdam Museum in Holland. Olden died at age 55 in Los Angeles.
     
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    UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    May 21, 2009

    http://www.usps.com/communications/newsroom/localnews/va/2009/va_2009_0521.htm

    Black Heritage Stamp Series Continues
    Anna Julia Cooper is 32nd Honoree

    HAMPTON ROADS, VA — In 1978, the U.S. Postal Service began the Black Heritage stamp series with the issuance of the Harriett Tubman commemorative stamp. The Postal Service remains committed to this popular stamp series, which helps educate Americans on the achievements and contributions of noted African-American leaders, inventors, educators, scientists, lawyers, entrepreneurs, entertainers, and sports figures.

    The 32nd honoree in the series will be Anna Julia Cooper, an educator, scholar, feminist, and activist who gave voice to the African-American community during the 19th and 20th centuries, from the end of slavery to the beginning of the Civil Rights movement. The 44-cent commemorative stamp, to be issued June 11, 2009, is a portrait of Cooper created by Kadir Nelson from an undated photograph.

    The Postal Service has traditionally released the Black Heritage series stamp in February. Beginning this year, Black Heritage commemorative stamps will be released in June after the price change, allowing use of the stamp for a longer period of time without additional postage being added.

    In February, the Civil Rights Pioneers 6-stamp sheet was released honoring 12 leaders of the struggle for African-American civil rights. These 42-cent stamps are available at most local Post Offices or online at www.usps.com/shop , but will require two cents additional postage if used.
     
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    UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE
    Feb. 21, 2009
    http://www.usps.com/communications/newsroom/2009/sr09_020.htm

    Civil Rights Pioneers Honored on Stamps
    Stamps highlight NAACP’s 100th Anniversary

    NEW YORK CITY — The sacrifices of 12 civil rights pioneers were immortalized on postage today during the NAACP’s annual meeting in New York City. The Civil Rights Pioneers stamp sheet, bearing six 42-cent First-Class commemorative stamps, are available nationwide today. They were dedicated by U.S. Postal Service Board of Governors member Thurgood Marshall Jr.

    The stamps honor the achievements of Ella Baker, Daisy Gatson Bates, J.R. Clifford, Medgar Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer, Charles Hamilton Houston, Ruby Hurley, Mary White Ovington, Joel Elias Spingarn, Mary Church Terrell, Oswald Garrison Villard and Walter White.
     
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    http://www.usps.com/communications/newsroom/2009/pr09_118.htm

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    December 30, 2009
    Media Contact: Roy Betts
    (O) 202-268-3207
    (C) 202-256-4174
    [email protected]

    usps.com/news
    Release No. 09-118


    2010 Stamp Program Unveiled


     
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    Clifton Reginald Wharton, Sr. (May 11, 1899 – April 25, 1990) was an American diplomat, and the first African American diplomat to become an ambassador by rising through the ranks of the Foreign Service rather than by political appointment such as Frederick Douglass. He also became the first black Foreign Service Officer to become chief of a diplomatic mission, and simultaneously the first black chief of a diplomatic mission to a European nation.

    Born in Baltimore, Wharton received his law degree in 1920 and an advanced law degree in 1923 from Boston University School of Law. He practiced in Boston before joining the United States State Department as a law clerk in the Career United States Foreign Service. Wharton went on to be Vice Consul in Monrovia (1927-1929), Consul in Las Palmas (1932-1938), Minister to Romania (1958-1961) and Ambassador to Norway (1961-1964).

    Wharton died in Phoenix, Arizona.

    Wharton was a member of Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter organization established for African Americans.

    On May 30, 2006, the United States Postal Service issued a stamp depicting Wharton in its Distinguished American Diplomats commemorative series.

    His son Clifton Reginald Wharton, Jr. is a noted economist and executive.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Clifton_Reginald_Wharton,_Sr.
     
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