African Americans on U.S. Stamps Part I   African Americans on U.S. Stamps Part II 
African Americans on U.S. Stamps Part III   African Americans on U.S. Stamps  Part IV 

Select the Link Under each Stamp for a Biographical or Historical Sketch


Booker T. Washington

Scott #  873 Issued 1940
First Stamp to Honor
African American


John James Audubon

Scott #874 Issued 1940
Audubon's mother was a Creole (mixed heritage) from Dominica


13th Amendment
(Archer Alexander)

Scott # 902

Issued on Oct 20, 1940
Designed by
William Roach


George Washington Carver

Scott # 953
Issued on Jan. 5, 1948


Booker T. Washington Birthplace

Scott # 1074
Issued on April 5, 1956
By Charles Chickerin


Jays by
John James Audubon

December 7, 1963
Scott #1241
 

Air Mail Jays
John James Audubon

April 26, 1967
Scott #C71


Frederick Douglass 

Scott # 1290
Issued Feb. 14, 1967
Prominent Americans


Painting by Trumbull

Lt. Thomas Grosvenor and Peter Salem
Scott # 1361
Issued Oct 18, 1968


W.C. Handy

Father of the Blues 
Scott # 1372
Issued May 17, 1969
Design-Bernice Kochan


Henry Ossawa Tanner

American Arts Issue
Scott #1486
Issued September 10, 1973
Design by Mark English


Paul Laurence Dunbar

African-American Poet 
Scott 1554 Issued 1975
Design by Walter Richards

Salem Poor

Revolutionary War Hero
American Bicentennial 
Scott # 1560
Issued March 25,1975
Design by Neil Boyle

Oliver Cromwell & Prince Whipple

Soldiers in the American Revolution
 
Washington crossing Delaware River   
Scott #1688a Issued May 29, 1976
Part of a Souvenir Sheet  (Scott 1688)
Painting is by Emmanuel Leutze 1851. 


William Ball

Battle of Cowpens
Scott #UX87
Issued January 17, 1981

Ralph Bunche

Great Americans Issue
Scott # 1860
Issued from 1980 to 1985
Design by Jim Sharpe


Charles R. Drew

Great Americans Issue
Scott # 1865
Issued from 1980 to 1985
Design by Nathan Jones

Roberto Clemente

Baseball Hall of Fame
Scott # 2097
Issued August 17, 1984

John J. Audubon

Scott #1863
April 23, 1985
by Christopher Calle
 

African Americans on U.S. Stamps Part I   African Americans on U.S. Stamps Part II 
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