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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.

Reference:
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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