African Americans on Stamps


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About the Book

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 has more than 1,000 U.S. and foreign stamps, with their individual data, featuring such persons as writer Alex Haley, civil rights activists Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The book also discusses the collecting of African American stamps as a hobby and as an investment opportunity. There are 583 photographs, 206 of them in color. References, bibliography, index.

About the Author(s)

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

Bibliographic Details

Mack Bernard Morant
Foreword by MacGorine Cassell
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 254
Bibliographic Info: 583 photos (206 in color), references, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2012 [2003]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6618-4
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii

Foreword     l

Introduction     3

A Basic Guide to Collecting Stamps     5

Collecting African American Topical Stamps     15

How to Read the Stamp Listings     23

African Americans on Stamps     25

(16 pages of color plates fall between pages 118 and 119)

Bibliography     223

Index of Countries     225

Book Reviews & Awards

“each entry offers biographical or background information and a chronological listing of all known stamps.”—Booklist; “a small masterpiece. This book is the only resource out there for African-American stamp collectors”—Augusta Focus; “over 1,000 U.S. and foreign stamps that feature over 100 African Americans who have received recognition for their achievements…provides biographical information on those African Americans with their own stamps as well as illustrations of and data about the stamps”—Chicago Defender.