African Americans on Stamps (Hardcover)

By Mack Bernard Morant, MacGorine Cassell (Foreword by)

McFarland & Company, 9780786409488, 228pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2003

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (1/27/2012)

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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.