44c Anna Julia Cooper stamp

United States Postal Service2009-06-11

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

Smithsonian's National Postal Museum

On June 11, 2009, in Washington, DC, the Postal Service issued the 44-cent Anna Julia Cooper commemorative stamp in a pressure-sensitive adhesive pane of twenty stamps. Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, Maryland , designed the stamp.

With the thirty-second stamp in its Black Heritage series, the USPS honored Anna Julia Cooper, an educator, scholar, feminist, and activist who gave voice to the African-American community during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, from the end of slavery to the beginning of the Civil Rights movement. The stamp features a portrait of Cooper created by Kadir Nelson, San Diego, California, who based his painting on an undated photograph.

A total of 125 million stamps were printed in the offset process with microprint "USPS" by Ashton Potter (USA) Ltd. (APU), Williamsville, New York.

Postal Bulletin, May 7, 2009.

Scott Catalogue USA: 4408

Copyright United States Postal Service. All rights reserved.

Museum ID: 2009.2029.373

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  • Title: 44c Anna Julia Cooper stamp
  • Creator: United States Postal Service
  • Date Created: 2009-06-11
  • Subject Keywords: Anna Julia Cooper, stamp
  • Medium: paper; ink / lithographed


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