Civil Rights Pioneers Honored on Stamps

February 21st, 2009

A dozen civil rights pioneers take their places of honor on U.S. postage stamps Saturday.

The six 42-cent stamps are being dedicated in New York and are going on sale nationwide.

The stamps honor the achievements of Ella Baker, Daisy Gatson Bates, J.R. Clifford, Medgar Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer, Charles Hamilton Houston, Ruby Hurley, Mary White Ovington, Joel Elias Spingarn, Mary Church Terrell, Oswald Garrison Villard and Walter White.


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