African Americans on Stamps

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McFarland & Company, 2003 - Antiques & Collectibles - 228 pages
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America issued its first stamp honoring an African American in 1940 when it recognized Booker T. Washington, who was born a slave and became one of the nation's great educators. This work centers specifically on over 1,000 U. S. and foreign stamps that feature over 100 African Americans who have received recognition for their achievements. Stamps featuring such well-known personalities as writer Alex Haley, civil rights activists Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., can be found in this reference work Beginning with an introduction to stamp collecting, this work discusses the collecting of African American stamps as a hobby and an an investment opportunity, and provides biographical information on those African Americans with their own stamps as well as illustrations of and data about the stamps.

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Contents

Introduction
3
Collecting African American Topical Stamps
15
How to Read the Stamp Listings
23
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Morant is a native of Holy Hill, South Carolina, and teaches business education at Blackville-Hilda High School in Blackville, South Carolina.

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