Monday, January 3, 2011

The African-American Experience...on stamps?!

The Smithsonian National Postal Museum has created an online exhibit entitled "The Black Experience: African-Americans on Stamps."  (|s1%3D6|)  In an easy-to-navigate slide show, the history of African-Americans in the United States is explored through postage stamps.  I found the exhibit full of historical significance and intriguing art (in the form of postage stamps, of all things).  With the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday approaching, as well as Black History Month, the Postal Museum's exhibit would be a unique way of highlighting the Black Experience in America.

Other online exhibits are available on the National Postal Museum's portal page called Arago: People, Postage & the Post.

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