Black Leaders Make Their Mark in History

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  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Oscar Micheaux
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps John Johnson
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Barabra Johnson
  • Althea Gibson
  • Shirley Chisholm
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Harriet Tubman
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Martin Luther King
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Benjerman Banneker
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Whitney Moore Young
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Jackie Robinson
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Scott Joplin
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Carter woodson
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Mary Mcleod B
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Sojourner Truth
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Jean Baptiste Pointe Du Sable
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps James Weldon Johnson
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps A Phillip Randolph
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Ida B Wells
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Jan E Matzeliger
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Web Dubois
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Percy Lavon Juilan
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Allison Davis
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Bessie Coleman
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Ernest E Just
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Benjerman o davis
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Madame cj walker
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Malcolm x
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Patricia Roberts Harris
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Roy Wilkins
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Langston Hughes
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Thurgood Marshall
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Paul Robeson
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Marian Anderson
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Hattie Mcdaniel
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Ella Fitzgerald
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Charles Chesnutt
  • 072711 National Black Heritage Stamps Anna Julia Cooper

Barbara Jordan

The Barbara Jordan stamp was issued Sept. 16, 2011. Jordan was the first African-American woman elected to the Texas legislature. She also was the first African-American elected to the Texas State Senate since 1883, and the first African-American woman elected from the South to the U.S. Congress, where she served three terms, sponsoring and supporting numerous pieces of legislation extending federal protection of civil rights.

In 1976, Jordan gained national acclaim when she became the first woman and the first African-American to deliver a keynote address to the Democratic National Convention. Jordan’s speech resonated throughout the country as she described Americans as “a people in search of a national community … attempting to fulfill our national purpose, to create and sustain a society in which all of us are equal.”

(Photo: United States Postal Service)

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