32c Ernest E. Just stamp

United States Postal Service1996-02-01

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

The Postal Service honored Ernest E. Just, Ph.D., with the issuance of a 32-cent commemorative stamp on February 1, 1996, in Washington, DC.

Designed by Richard D. Sheaff of Norwood, Massachusetts, the stamp features a photograph of Dr. Just by another great African American, Robert Scurlock.

Dr. Just was an African-American biologist who enacted pioneering experiments in the process of fertilization in marine invertebrates. He also published The Biology of the Cell Surface in 1939, which was based on his laboratory research and new theoretical perspectives. After graduating from Dartmouth College magna cum laude in 1907, Dr. Just went on to teach at Howard University in Washington, DC. He was born in Charleston, South Carolina, in 1883 and died in Washington, DC, in 1941.

The stamp was issued in a pane of 20, and printed by the Banknote Corporation of America in the offset process.

Reference: Postal Bulletin (January 4, 1996)

Scott Catalogue USA: 3058

Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.

Museum ID: 1997.2004.40

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  • Title: 32c Ernest E. Just stamp
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 1996-02-01
  • Subject Keywords: Ernest E. Just, stamp


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