Black History: Black Heritage Stamp Series

Grade Range: K-12
Resource Type(s): Reviewed Websites, Interactives & Media
Duration: 60 minutes
Date Posted: 10/14/2016

A topical collection featuring African-American leaders, inventors, activists, sports figures, and culture-shapers whose lives changed history.  These stamps are part of the Black Heritage Stamp Series. U.S. postage stamps were in use for nearly a century before Booker T. Washington became the first African American to appear on one. A handful of additional black history-related designs appeared between 1940 and 1978, when the U.S. Postal Service introduced the Black Heritage series. 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. Today the Black Heritage issues are the longest-running U.S. stamp series.


National Standards

Standards in History (Grades K-4)

Historical Thinking Standards (Grades 5-12)

College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards (Grades K-2)

College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards (Grades 3-5)

College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards (Grades 6-8)

College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards (Grades 9-12)