Initiated in 1978, the United States Postal Service has recognized the achievements of prominent African-Americans through their Black Heritage Stamp Series. Thirty-three years later the USPS continues to highlight Black leaders with the recently announced 2012 stamp featuring media mogul John Johnson. In the following pages BET.com highlights all of the heritage stamps, starting with Harriet Tubman.
The Harriet Tubman Black Heritage stamp was issued on Feb. 1, 1978, and was designed by Jerry Pickney. Tubman is most known for her work as an activist leading over 300 fugitive slaves through the Underground Railroad to Canada. (Photo: United States Postal Service)