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African Americans on stamps
Morant, Mack Bernard.
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Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland & Co., [2003]

Physical Description:
ix, 228 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
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HE6183.A35 M66 2003 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area-Reference

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America issued its first stamp honoring an African American in 1940 when it recognized Booker T. Washington, who was born a slave and became one of the nation's great educators. This work centers specifically on over 1,000 U. S. and foreign stamps that feature over 100 African Americans who have received recognition for their achievements. Stamps featuring such well-known personalities as writer Alex Haley, civil rights activists Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., can be found in this reference work Beginning with an introduction to stamp collecting, this work discusses the collecting of African American stamps as a hobby and an an investment opportunity, and provides biographical information on those African Americans with their own stamps as well as illustrations of and data about the stamps.

Author Notes

Mack Bernard Morant is a native of Holly Hill, South Carolina, and teaches business education at Blackville-Hilda High School in Blackville, South Carolina

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Booklist Review

There are more than 1,000 U.S and foreign stamps honoring African Americans. Martin Luther King Jr. has appeared on more than 150 stamps issued by 86 different countries. Eddie Murphy has appeared on stamps issued by Lesotho, Niger, and Tanzania. This guide, aimed at collectors, is organized by individuals, events, or themes. Each entry offers biographical or background information and a chronological listing of all known stamps. -- RBB Copyright 2003 Booklist

Table of Contents

MacGorine Cassell
Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Forewordp. 1
Introductionp. 3
A Basic Guide to Collecting Stampsp. 5
Collecting African American Topical Stampsp. 15
How to Read the Stamp Listingsp. 23
African Americans on Stampsp. 25
Bibliographyp. 223
Index of Countriesp. 225