African Americans on Postage Stamps

Carter G. Woodson

Educator, Historian, Writer, and Publisher

20-cent Carter G. Woodson stamp
The Carter G. Woodson stamp was issued February 1, 1984.

An educator, historian, writer, and publisher, Carter G. Woodson promoted the study of African-American people and a more thorough analysis and interpretation of their deeds and contributions. He founded the organization that eventually became the Association for the Study of African-American Life and History. In 1926, he started the observance of Negro History Week, which has expanded to the celebration of Black History Month.

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