Black History Month: 23 Civil Rights Activists Honored On U.S. Stamps


Ever since e-mail and Instagram replaced handwritten letters and postcards, your visits to the post office have probably become even less frequent than your dentist appointments (reminder: get that check up!). Yet when it comes to commemorative postal stamps, snail mail is still a big deal. Civil rights icon Rosa Parks rang in her posthumous 100th birthday earlier this month with her own sticky forever stamp. But she’s not the only leader who’s earned one of America’s greatest honors by fighting the good fight. As Black History Month winds down, take a look at these Civil Rights leaders who’ve been featured on U.S. stamps. –Terry Carter