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2003 Commemorative Year Set
Contents: YS2003 (3746-48, 71, 73-74, 76-83, 86-91, 3803-18, 20-24) 41 Stamps
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Thurgood Marshall – Thurgood Marshall (1908-93) is the 26th honoree of the Black Heritage Series. He was legal director of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) from 1940 to 1961. In 1967, President Lyndon Johnson named Marshall to the Supreme Court, making him the first African American to serve on the nation’s highest court.
Zora Neale Hurston – Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960), anthropologist, folklorist, and novelist, is considered one of America’s most original writers. Hurston was a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance. Her writing captured the musical speech and powerful imagery of African-Americans in the deep South. Zora Neale Hurston is honored on the 19th stamp in the Literary Arts Series.
Special Olympics – Founded by Eunice Kennedy Shriver in 1968, Special Olympics offers athletic training and competition for children and adults with mental retardation. The stamp features scrambled indicia, visible with a U.S. Postal Service decoder lens that shows a Special Olympics logo.
Louisiana Purchase – The Louisiana region, named for French King Louis XIV, covered territory from the Mississippi River to the Rocky Mountains, between Canada and the Gulf of Mexico. By a treaty dated April 30, 1803, the United States bought the land from France for about $15 million. The Louisiana Purchase, and the explorations that followed, opened the way for Western expansion in America.
First Flight – Wilbur (1867-1912) and Orville (1871-1948) Wright were self-taught inventors and engineers. They built a controlled, powered, heavier-than-air machine that flew for 12 seconds and 120 feet at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, on December 17, 1903.
Audrey Hepburn – The ninth honoree of the Legends of Hollywood Series, she starred in romantic comedies and thrillers, like “Sabrina,” “Breakfast at Tiffany’s,” and “Wait Until Dark.” Later in life, she served as a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).
District of Columbia – Like the original area chosen for the capital city, the District of Columbia stamp is diamond-shaped. A detail from Pierre Charles L’Enfant’s 1791 plan appears on the stamp, as well as row houses from the historic Shaw neighborhood, blossoms from cherry trees Japan presented to Washington in 1912, and famous national sites like the Lincoln Memorial and the Washington Monument. District of Columbia stamp is the 11th U.S. issue to be designed as a diamond-shaped stamp.
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