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The Voices of  the Harlem Renaissance

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Join a Live Celebration of the

Voices of the Harlem Renaissance Stamps!


ESPER (Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections) in collaboration with the American Philatelic Society will host a live Zoom event, celebrating the USPS release of the "Voices of the Harlem Renaissance" stamps.

The event will be held on Thursday, May 21 at 7pm eastern.

The USPS canceled multiple first day celebrations due to the COVID-19 crisis. Join us as we virtually celebrate one of the great artistic and literary movements in American history, the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920's. This established African Americans as a vital force in literature and the arts. The 20 stamps showcase four portraits of these literary figures:

· Alain Locke, writer, philosopher, educator, and arts advocate

· Nella Larsen, novelist

· Arturo Alfonso Schomburg, bibliophile and historian

· Anne Spencer, poet

The artist for these stamps was Gary Kelley. Art director Greg Breeding designed the stamps.


Here's how to join the event:

Voices of the Harlem Renaissance First Day Celebration!

May 21, 2020 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)
Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 883 5279 5293

Join by phone:

929 205 6099 US (New York)

301 715 8592 US (Germantown)

312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

346 248 7799 US (Houston)

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You may also watch the celebration live via YouTube or  

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