1978present

Black Heritage

African-American leaders, inventors, activists, sports figures, and culture-shapers whose lives changed history.

Stamp Issuance
Year
Denomination
Scott No.
Harriet Tubman
1978
13¢
1744
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
1979
15¢
1771
Benjamin Banneker
1980
15¢
1804
Whitney Moore Young
1981
15¢
1875
Jackie Robinson
1982
20¢
2016
Scott Joplin
1983
20¢
2044
Carter G. Woodson
1984
20¢
2073
Mary McLeod Bethune
1985
22¢
2137
Sojourner Truth
1986
22¢
2203
Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable
1987
22¢
2249
James Weldon Johnson
1988
22¢
2371
A. Philip Randolph
1989
25¢
2402
Ida B. Wells
1990
25¢
2442
Jan E. Matzeliger
1991
29¢
2567
W.E.B. DuBois
1992
29¢
2617
Percy Lavon Julian
1993
29¢
2746
Dr. Allison Davis
1994
29¢
2816
Bessie Coleman (1995)
1995
32¢
2956
Ernest E. Just
1996
32¢
3058
Brig. Gen. Benjamin O. Davis, Sr.
1997
32¢
3121
Madam C.J. Walker
1998
32¢
3181
Malcolm X
1999
33¢
3273
Patricia Roberts Harris
2000
33¢
3371
Roy Wilkins
2001
34¢
3501
Langston Hughes
2002
34¢
3557
Thurgood Marshall
2003
37¢
3746
Paul Robeson
2004
37¢
3834
Marian Anderson
2005
37¢
3896
Hattie McDaniel
2006
39¢
3996
Ella Fitzgerald
2007
39¢
4120
Charles W. Chesnutt
2008
41¢
4222
2009
44¢
4408
2010
44¢
4464
2011
Forever
4565
2012
Forever
4624
2013
Forever
4803
2014
Forever