African Americans on Postage Stamps

Eubie Blake

Jazz Composer and Pianist

32-cent Eubie Blake stamp
The Eubie Blake stamp was issued on September 16, 1995.

As a child, James Hubert “Eubie” Blake studied music theory and the organ. Along with his bandleader and partner, Noble Sissle, Blake became a successful songwriter in the 1920s. Together they wrote the hit Broadway show Shuffle Along in 1921.

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