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Alexander Pushkin- The Soul of Russia

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ALEXANDER SERGEEVICH PUSHKIN, 1799-1837, was a poet, novelist, and social critic. Pushkin is considered the greatest poet in Russia's history and the Father of modern Russian Literature. Abram Petrovich Ganibal, Pushkin's great-grandfather was a…

Zora Neale Hurston

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ZORA NEALE HURSTON, 1897-1960, was an American folklorist, anthropologist, and author. Hurston's work helped preserve African-American oral traditions and led to her becoming one of the most acclaimed American women writers of the twentieth century.…

Black Heritage Series- Whitney Moore Young

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WHITNEY MOORE YOUNG, 1921-1971, worked as a civil rights leader, advocating for equal opportunity in the workplace for African Americans. Young's leadership helped redefine the National Urban League's positions with regard to the organization's…

Black Heritage Series- W. E. B. Du Bois

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W. E. B. DUBOIS, 1868-1963, was a social critic, eclectic scholar, prolific author, Pan-Africanist, and uncompromising civil rights leader. DuBois, often referenced as the “father of social science”, was one of the founders of the National…

Black Heritage Series- Thurgood Marshall

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THURGOOD MARSHALL,1908-1993, was a legal luminary and one of the greatest lawyers of all time. He and his legal team prevailed in the landmark U.S. Supreme court case, Brown versus Board of Education of Topeka that struck down segregation in public…

Folk Musician- Sonny Terry

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SONNY TERRY, 1911-1986, born Saunders Terrell was a legendary harmonicists and vocalists. Terry, although, blind began his career as a musician playing on the streets in Durham, North Carolina. He was featured multiple times in Carnegie Hall, in…

Black Heritage Series- Sojourner Truth

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SOJOURNER TRUTH, 1797-1883, was born a slave bearing the name Isabella. But, she redefined her self and how slave women were represented in America after she walked into freedom, later becoming a public speaker, an abolitionists, and an advocate for…

Social Awareness- Sickle Cell Testing

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This First Day Cover and postage stamp was issued to promote the awareness of sickle cell anemia. This debilitating blood disorder is inherited and primarily affects people of African ancestry. However, it also occurs in other ethnic groups,…

Black Heritage Series- Scott Joplin

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SCOTT JOPLIN, 1867?-1917, was a pianists and composer of music compositions, ballets, and operas. Joplin is considered the "King of Ragtime" and a forerunner of "traditional" jazz music. This postage was issued, June 9, 1983, to commemorate Joplin's…