Kadir Nelson: Black Heritage Stamp – Anna Julia Cooper
Postal Service unveils new stamp tonight in Birmingham
By: Birmingham News
The U.S. Postal Service will unveil in Birmingham tonight the 32nd stamp in its Black Heritage series.
USPSNew stamp in Black Heritage series The stamp, honoring Anna Julia Cooper, will be displayed for the first time at the 92nd anniversary reception for the Journal of African-American History.
Cooper, an educator, scholar, feminist and activist, fought for social justice and civil rights for black women, young people and the poor through her scholarship, community outreach and innovative educational leadership.
The stamp features a portrait of Cooper created by Kadir Nelson, who based his painting on an undated photograph.