Are You Missing These 1990s Black Heritage Series Stamps?
Introduced in 1978, the Black Heritage Series is one of the USPS’s longest-running and most popular stamp series. This is your chance to own all the Black Heritage stamps issued in the 1990s in one easy, time- and money-saving order. These stamps honor:
Ida B. Wells devoted her entire life to educating people about the horrors of racial discrimination. In 1909, she helped found the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People.
Jan E. Matzeliger was an immigrant from Dutch Guiana (Surinam), who revolutionized the shoe industry with various labor-saving machines.
W.E.B. Du Bois was a noted writer, historian, and educator who founded the Niagara Movement in 1905. This organization later evolved into the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
Percy Lavon Julian was one of the first African Americans to receive a doctorate in chemistry and the first to be inducted into the National Academy of Sciences. A pioneer in the chemical synthesis of drugs used in medicine, Julian developed synthetic physostigmine for glaucoma, cortisone for arthritis, and the female hormone progesterone. He also owned more than 100 chemical patents, many for products made from soybeans, including a soya protein used in fire extinguishers during World War II, and still used in paper manufacturing today.
Dr. Allison Davis was a noted psychologist, educator, and author who helped raise national awareness of the civil rights issue through his books, lectures, and conferences. A sharp critic of intelligence testing, he challenged the cultural bias of the testing system and fought for the understanding of human potential without regard to race or class.
Bessie Coleman was inspired by tales of female aviators in France during World War I, and decided to become a pilot. Flying in exhibitions and lecturing on the potential of both flight and her race, she inspired others with her positive attitude and determination to succeed.
Ernest E. Just was an internationally renowned zoologist, known primarily for his work in marine biology. He did pioneer research in the process of fertilization in marine invertebrates and in the study of cell surface development in organisms.
Benjamin O. Davis Sr. was the first black brigadier general and a driving force in the eventual integration of the US armed forces. As an adviser on race relations, he championed the idea of all-inclusive armed services. On July 26, 1948, six days after Davis retired, President Truman issued the order ending racial discrimination in the military.
Madame C.J. Walker is generally known as the first black female millionaire. She invented a line of cosmetics and hair-care products, established beauty schools, and funded scholarships.
Malcolm X was a leading spokesman for the Nation of Islam, delivering stirring speeches and encouraging followers to demand peace by any means necessary, including violence and militant protests. He later embraced the idea that equal rights could be attained peacefully.
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Includes US #, 2442, 2567, 2617, 2746, 2816, 2956, 3058, 3121, 3181, and 3273