African Americans on Stamps
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Location: National Postal Museum Library
African Americans on stamps
At over two hundred pages long, this hardback book is basically an encyclopedia of African American heroes on postage stamps, both from the United States and around the world. Arranged alphabetically by last name, it provides short biographies, followed by black and white illustrations of each postage stamp. The stamps are numbered and references to the numbered stamps are in the biographies. For example, Michael Jordan, illustration #289, Tanzania postage stamp. In the center of the book, to the reader’s delight, are sixteen pages of color plates which vividly depict the United States Postal Service's Black Heritage Series, as well as stamps from foreign countries celebrating African Americans.
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