In 1940, Booker T. Washington became the first African American featured on a postage stamp. Since then, notable African Americans — from colonial days to the present — have been honored on more than 100 stamps.
See all these stamps on the National Postal Museum Web site (www.postalmuseum.si.edu/). and learn about the honorees’ contributions to science (George Washington Carver), music (Ella Fitzgerald), journalism (Ida B. Wells), sports (Jessie Owens), civil rights (Martin Luther King) and more.