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Members Exhibits and Presentations

Part of ESPER's mission is to promote and foster an interest in stamp collecting as a way to learn Black History and about the African Diaspora.  For over  30 years, exhibits, lectures, and presentations have been given in schools, libraries, museums and other venues across the U.S.  This special page will show some of our members in action.  Many members have received high awards at national stamp shows across the U.S for their exhibits.  This special page will highlight these members. 

Exhibits by Clarence McKnight 2020

Presentation and Exhibit at 

 Montclair Library in Montclair, NJ

Negro Leagues Centennial Exhibit at

Yogi Berra Musuesm in Montclair, NJ

Exhibit will be on display until June 20, 2020 

Black History Month 55 frames gallary

exhibit at Montclair Library in Montclair, NJ

ESPER's N.C. Chapter

During January, Seniors in the Spotlight/NC ESPER Chapter put up Martin Luther King, Jr. exhibit at Friendship Missionary Baptist Church in Charlotte, NC.

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Exhibit by Felix Luis Perez-Folch Jr. 2019


Mississippi Welcome Center, Lauderdale County located in Toomsuba, MS. The display consisted of four large frames, one medium frame, and a table display. I also included three small framed stamps (Holiday Wreaths, Healing PTSD and Mississippi).  One of the large frames consisted of souvenir pages and ceremony programs (Christmas, Holy Family, Kwanzaa, Hanukah, Sparkling Holidays, Holiday Knits,  Holiday Cookies, Holiday Nutcrakers, Holiday Snowmen, Holiday Music Makers and Holiday Ornaments). Three large frames included a collection titled Mississippi Incognito (1948 – 2018). The medium frame was dedicated to Ida B. Wells and William Faulkner. The table display included numismatic and philatelic items related to Mississippi. 

Exhibits by Cassandra and Oneal Tyler - South Carolina

Cassandra and Oneal did exhibits for a Dr. King Celebration and for Kwanzaa at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church.  They also had an exhibit at Spring Valley High School on January 19, 2019. 

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Jean Lewis - Maryland

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The Howard County Maryland School System has an annual "Unheard Prospectives" to celebrate Black History Month.  Students study and research, beginning in October, a contribution by a Black American that may not be well known and prepare to speak on their attributes and contributions.  Students are judged on their essay, presentation, and subject knowledge before a panel of judges from the school system and the community. Jean was one of the invited Black History exhibitors.  As always visitors were amazed. 

Robert Gilmore - Alabama

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Exhibit and presentation by Clarence McKnight - New Jersey 2019

 "Black History Month at Montclair Public Library"

The Montclair Public Library had an excellent turnout on Sunday, February 17, for their Black History Month event.  The main event included me and Master Tap Dancer Maurice Chestnuts of Newark.  My lecture included a PowerPoint presentation about the Civil Rights Movement based on “To Form a More Perfect Union” Stamps.