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Acknowledgements

The National Postal Museum extends thanks to the United States Postal Service and to its employees who assisted in the creation of this featured collection: Angelo Wider, Roy Betts, Michael Tidwell, Sheryl Turner, Robert Faruq, Meg Ausman, and Pamela Hyman.

Many of the subjects appearing in this exhibit and on U.S. stamps in general are suggested by the public. Each year, the Postal Service receives from the American public thousands of letters proposing stamp subjects. Every stamp suggestion meeting criteria is considered, regardless of who makes it or how it is presented.

To learn more about the stamp selection process, click on the following link to the Postal Service's web site:

http://www.usps.com/communications/organization/csac.htm.

The National Postal Museum would like to invite visitors to also view "The History and Experience of African Americans in America's Postal Service."

This article explores the unique history and experience of African Americans in America’s Postal Service, illustrating that the United States Postal Service has been both a place where African Americans were discriminated against, and a place where many African Americans found opportunities for advancement.

Click here to view the article: http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/AfricanAmericans/index.html

NPM - 10c dark brown Booker T.  Washington single

First African American featured on a postage stamp:

Booker T. Washington