African Americans on U.S. Stamps

Booker T. Washington

Famous Americans

Booker T. Washington

Scott # 873

Issued April 7, 1940

First Stamp to Honor

an African American

 

 

Famous Americans

John James Audubon

Scott # 874

Issued 1940

 

13th Amendment

(Archer Alexander)

Scott # 902

Issued Oct. 20, 1940

 

George Washington Carver

Scott # 953

Issued Jan. 5, 1948

 

Centennial of

Booker T. Washington

(Birthplace)

Scott # 1074

Issued April 5, 1956

Prominent Americans

Frederick Douglass

Scott # 1290

Issued Feb. 14, 1967

Designer: Walter D. Richards

 

Painting by Trumball

Lt. Thomas Grosvenor

and Peter Salem

Scott # 1351

Issued Oct. 18, 1968

W.C. Handy

"Father of the Blues"

Scott # 1372

Issued May 17, 1969

Designer: Bernice Kochan

 

American Arts

Henry Ossawa Tanner

Scott # 1486

Issued Sept. 10, 1973

Designer: Mark English

 

 

American Arts

Paul Laurence Dunbar

Scott # 1554

Issued May 1, 1975

Designer: Walter D. Richards

 

 

American Bicentennial

Salem Poor

Scott # 1560

Issued March 25, 1975

Great Americans

Charles R. Drew, MD

Scott # 1865

Issued June 3, 1981

Designer: Nathan Jones

Great Americans

Ralph Bunche

Scott # 1860

Issued Jan. 12, 1982

Designer: Jim Sharpe

American Sports Personalities

Roberto Clemente

Scott # 2097

Issued Aug. 17, 1984

Designer: Juan Lopez-Bonilla

John James Audubon

Scott # 1863

Issued April 23, 1965

Designer: Chris Calle

Performing Arts

Edward "Duke" Ellington

Scott # 2211

Issued April 29, 1986

Designer: Jim Sharpe

Arctic Explorers

Matthew Henson

Scott # 2223

Issued May 28, 1986

Designer: Dennis Lyall

Olympian

Jesse Owens

Scott # 2496

Issued July 6, 1990

Designer: Bart Forbes

Legends of American Music

Rock & Roll/Rhythm & Blues

Clyde McPhatter

Scott # 2726

Issued June 16, 1993

Designer: John Berkey

Legends of American Music

Popular Singers

Ethel Waters

Scott # 2851

Issued Sept. 1, 1994

Designer: C. F. Payne

Legends of American Music

Rock & Roll/Rhythm & Blues

Otis Redding

Scott # 2728

Issued June 16, 1993

Designer: John Berkey

Legends of American Music

Rock & Roll/Rhythm & Blues

Dinah Washington

Scott # 2730

Issued June 16, 1993

Designer: John Berkey

American Sports Personalities

Joe Louis

Scott # 2766

Issued June 22, 1993

Artist: Thomas Blackshear II

Legends of American Music

Popular Singers

Nat "King" Cole

Scott # 2852

Issued Sept. 1, 1994

Designer: C. F. Payne

Legends of American Music

Jazz & Blues Singers

Bessie Smith

Scott # 2854

Issued Sept. 17, 1993

Designer: Howard Koslow

Legends of American Music

Jazz & Blues Singers

Muddy Waters

Scott # 2855

Issued Sept. 17, 1993

Designer: Julian Allen