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Black Heritage: Bessie Coleman stamp

Contributed by Florian Hardwig on Jan 27th, 2017. Artwork published in
April 1995
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    Source: https://twitter.com Postal Museum. License: All Rights Reserved.

    Postal Museum:

    Bessie Coleman, the world’s first licensed female African American pilot, was born today [26 January] in 1892.

    Arago:

    This stamp is part of the Black Heritage Stamp Series. Initiated in 1978, the USPS continues to issue a stamp featuring a notable Black American every February in conjunction with Black History Month and at other times during the year.

    The typeface is a condensed Lithos, designed by Carol Twombly in 1989. Together with Neuland, Lithos has “come to signify Africans and African-Americans, regardless of how a designer uses them, and regardless of the purpose for which their creators originally intended them”, as Rob Giampietro writes in his essay “New Black Face: Neuland and Lithos as Stereotypography” from 2004.

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