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Come view the exhibit, Postmarked: The African American Stamp on History, on Level 4 of the Main Library through February 28, 2019.

The U.S. Postal Service and the members of the Citizen‘s Stamp Advisory Committee set the eligibility criteria to commemorate people on all stamps. “The Postal Service will honor extraordinary and enduring contributions to American society, history, culture, or environment.” Those presented in Postmarked, certainly meet that criteria.

African Americans have made and continue to make important achievements in a variety of areas including literature, science, music, medicine, sports, and civil rights. Often these individuals are credited with success in only one area. Through the use of stamps, Postmarked introduces these extraordinary people and their multifaceted loves. Read about these icons of our nation‘s history!

Postmarked: The African American Stamp on History was provided by the generous donation of the United States Postal Service’s Black Heritage Stamp Series.

Funded by the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History and the Michigan Council for Arts & Cultural Affairs.