Collecting Black History Icons I

Collecting Black History Icons I

Here are a few items from the Museum Of UnCut Funk collection that commemorate the accomplishments of three strong Black women who are Black History Icons.

Harriet Tubman

Black Heritage Series – 13¢ Stamp Sheet – Issued February 1, 1978. Harriet Tubman was first Black woman to be honored on a U.S. postage stamp. The 13-cent stamp was the first in the Black Heritage series.

Harriet Tubman Stamp Sheet

Civil War 32¢ Stamp Sheet – Issued June 29, 1995


Golden Legacy History Magazine – Issued in 1966

Harriet Tubman Comic Book Cover

Harriet Tubman Comic Book Page


Sojourner Truth

Black Heritage Series – 22¢ Stamp Sheet – Issued February 4, 1986

Sojourner Truth -  Feb 4, 1986

Am I Not A Woman Slave Token – 1838 anti-slave token inspired by the speech of Sojourner Truth. “Ain’t I A Woman?”, delivered extemporaneously by Sojourner Truth at the Women’s Convention in Akron, Ohio on May 29, 1851

Ain't I A Woman Coin - Front Ain't I A Woman Coin - Back

Rosa Parks


Black Heritage Series – Forever Stamp – Issued February 4, 2013

Rosa Parks Stamp 3

Rosa Parks Stamp

Rosa Parks Bronze Medal – Struck in recognition of Rosa Parks for her “contributions to the Nation as the first lady of civil rights.” This medal is a bronze replica of the Congressional Gold Medal awarded to Rosa Parks at a ceremony at the United States Capitol building on June 15, 1999

Rosa Park US Medal

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  1. May 13, 2013 at 4:37 pm

    Another Great Post!!!!! Thank You!

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