Georg Olden | First Black Person to Design a U.S Postage Stamp

The Emancipation Proclamation stamp designed by Georg Olden was issued on August 16, 1963.

Georg Olden

Georg Olden became the first African American to design a U.S. postage stamp in 1963, when the Emancipation Proclamation stamp was issued.

Post Office

In 1963, the The Post Office was the leading employer of African Americans in the United States.


Sources

Celebrating the Emancipation Proclamation: Postal Museum

George Olden: Blackpast

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: