This Week in Black History West Edition

This Week in Black History

Aug. 16, 1963

Television and advertising executive George Olden becomes the first black person to design a U.S. postage stamp when he creates a stamp marking the 100th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, a Civil War-era document that freed enslaved black Americans.

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