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Fri, 08.16.1963

American Post office issues first Black designed stamp

George Olden's design

*On this date in 1963, the first US postage stamp designed by a Black artist was issued.

Graphic artist George Olden conceived the stamp that commemorated the 100th year of the emancipation proclamation.

The stamp featured a severed link in a large black chain against a blue background.

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