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Tribute Page for Dr. Warachal E. Faison

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Celebrated on May 5th

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Celebrating the 75th Anniversary 

Breaking the color barrier   

Springfield-Decatur Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc

View this video as Ward 5 Alderwoman

Lakeisha tells of it’s importance. 

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Harriet Tubman Bicentennial

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 This exhibit was located at the Cook Street Post Office, in Springfield, Ill

Black History and Women History Month Exhibit

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The National Postal Museum presents a blockbuster exhibition exploring America's national pastime.

Tribute to Jerry Pinkney 

 Edmonia Lewis Stamp Dedication Ceremony 

Tom Grant, current Rensselaer County legislator and former East Greenbush town board member; ESPER member Michelle D. Winfield; Roberta "Bobbie" Reno, East Greenbush town historian; ESPER member Dolores Leito; Jack Conway, East Greenbush town supervisor; ESPER member Don Neal, Reflections editor. Michelle and Dolores are on the NY Downstate Committee to Honor Edmonia Lewis.

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ESPER member Michelle D. Winfield; Mary Pat Donnelly, Rensselaer County district attorney; Roberta "Bobbie" Reno, East Greenbush town historian

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Edmonia Lewis' "Death of Cleopatra" sculpture (left) was considered "the most impressive American sculpture" when displayed at the Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia in 1876. "Old Arrow Maker" (right) depicts a scene from the "Song of Hiawatha" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

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Tom Grant, current Rensselaer County legislator and former East Greenbush town board member; ESPER member Michelle D. Winfield; Roberta "Bobbie" Reno, East Greenbush town historian; ESPER member Dolores Leito; Jack Conway, East Greenbush town supervisor; ESPER member Don Neal, Reflections editor. Michelle and Dolores are on the NY Downstate Committee to Honor Edmonia Lewis.

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February 9, 2022

 East Greenbush, NY.

Jerry Pinkney at Montclair Art Museum
Jerry Pinkney at Montclair Art Museum

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Jerry Pinkney at Montclair Art Museum
Jerry Pinkney at Montclair Art Museum

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We have had the specific opportunity of collaborating with him on the upcoming exhibition “Tenacity & Resilience: The Art of Jerry Pinkney” for which he selected the title. Opening on February 6, 2022. This show will survey Pinkney’s entire career from 1979 to the present and aim to honor his lasting legacy in the field of American art.

Jerry Pinkney Exhibit at Montclair Art Museum 

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 (December 22, 1939 - October 20, 2021)

Jerry Pinkney, artist, children books and stamp  illustrator of the first stamps in the Black Heritage Series

"The Lion of Anacostia"

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Exhibit by Don Neal

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Our Founder, Dr. Esper G. Hayes, 

2021 Rowland Hill Award winner

at Southeastern Stamp Expo 2022

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Special Title IX  page 

Dr. Esper G. Hayes,

ESPER's Founder

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Eugenie Clark
Eugenie Clark

Will be issued on Wednesday, May 4 in Sarasota, Florida

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Women Rowing
Women Rowing

Will be issued on Firday May 13 in Philadelpha, Pa

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Mighty Mississippi
Mighty Mississippi

Will be issued on May 23, 2021 in Memphis

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Eugenie Clark
Eugenie Clark

Will be issued on Wednesday, May 4 in Sarasota, Florida

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Stamps Being Issue

May 2022

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August 25-28, 2022
LOCATION: Sacramento, CA

(You can book hotel now)

Numismatics Collector in ESPER

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Negro Leagues Centennial Coin

Pre Orders became available Jan. 6

Tony Thaxton, Jr. (left) accepting Dr. Esper G. Hayes' 2021 Rowland Hill Award from Charles O'Brien III, President of the Southeast Federation of Stamp Clubs. Photo by Ed Jackson.

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The 2021 Rowland Hill Award
The 2021 Rowland Hill Award

Picture of Dr. Esper G. Hayes' 2021 Rowland Hill Award from the Southeast Stamp Federation

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Tony Thaxton, Jr.; Jennifer Miller; Dawn Hamman; Félix Luis Pérez-Folch, Jr.; and Barbar Asher, our newest member

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Tony Thaxton, Jr. (left) accepting Dr. Esper G. Hayes' 2021 Rowland Hill Award from Charles O'Brien III, President of the Southeast Federation of Stamp Clubs. Photo by Ed Jackson.

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Photos from

Southeastern Stamp Expo 2022

Chatty Awards Winners

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 Congratulation to ESPER member Dr. Cheryl Ganz for winning in two categories.   

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By National Postal Museum and the Smithsonian American Art Museum

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 Youth and Teachers  Stamp Page

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U.S. Postal Service and We Are Teachers are

proud to announce The USPS Pen Pal Project,

a new, free educational program for grade 3-5 students.

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African-American stamps issued in 2022

Lisa Farrington of Howard University addresses the audience during the ceremony

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Alex Bostic, the stamp artist and the son of a postal worker, serves as master of ceremony

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Attendee applies a stamp to a card

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Lisa Farrington of Howard University addresses the audience during the ceremony

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Part of Women's Rowing stamp

Will be issued on May 13, in Philadelphia, Pa.

Ceremony was on 

January 26, 2022

Location:

Smithsonian America Art Museum

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Title IX stamps

Will be issued on March 3,

in Washington, D.C.

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Black History Month

Canada's First Lady of Jazz  Eleanor Collins

Issued January 21, 2022

Cancellation: Vancouver BC

Based on photo by Franz Lindner,

 Illustrator: David Belliveau, 

Eleanor Collins Sheet of Stamps

Eleanor Collins First Day Cover

Eleanor Collins beside her stamp

at stamp ceremony 

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Canada's First Lady of Jazz  Eleanor Collins 

Canada’s First Lady of the Blues Salome Bey

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African-American stamps issued in 2021

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Ceremony was on 

January 28, 2021

Location: Pittsburgh, Pa. 

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Tap Dance ceremony was on 

July 10, 2021

Location: New York, New York 

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Order your free quarterly

USA Philatelic Catalog

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Our April 2022 Second Quarter 

 issue is ready for viewing in the

Members Only Section. 

Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections

The Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections (ESPER) is an international stamp society dedicated to promoting the collecting of stamps and philatelic material depicting people and events related to the African diaspora and to encouraging and supporting the interest and participation of Black people in all aspects of philately. It is ESPER's sincere hope that visiting our website not only will enhance your knowledge of stamp collecting and Black heritage, but also will create a desire to start or revive your own collection of stamps or other philatelic material. 

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