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Ella Jane Fitzgerald’s pure, ageless voice spanned three octaves. She sang sultry ballads and sweet jazz and worked with all the jazz legends of her era. She is the honoree of the Black Heritage Series.

August 20, 1986 ~~ Patrick Henry Sherrill, a United States Postal Service employee, shot 20 co-workers in the Edmond, Oklahoma post office, killing 14 of them, before committing suicide.  Sherrill became the United States' third worst single-gunman spree killer. To date, his attack remains the deadliest incident of workplace violence in American history; Sherrill's explosive reaction to working conditions has been credited with inspiring the American phrase "going postal".

Mailman massacre leaves 14 dead

Patrick Sherrill (inset)'s 1986 shooting spree left 14 dead - and spawned the term 'going postal.

User:Gwillhickers/American History on US Postage Stamps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

User:Gwillhickers/American History on US Postage Stamps - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Presidential Libraries Act of 1955, the Postal Service honored presidential libraries and their place in American history with this stamp issuance.

To commemorate the anniversary of the Presidential Libraries Act of the Postal Service honored presidential libraries and their place in American history with this stamp issuance.

Rosa Parks, the iconic civil rights activist who did so much more for the movement than give up her seat on a bus, was born 100 years ago today in Tuskegee, Alabama. There is a new book on her life, “The Rebellious Life of Mrs. Rosa Parks,” by historian Jeanne Theoharis and a new stamp, issued by the U.S. Postal Service.

Rosa Parks Stamps: The U. Postal Service 2013 Rosa Parks (Forever®) stamp honors the life of this extraordinary American activist who became an iconic figure in the civil rights movement. Issue Date: February 2013

Mary "Stagecoach Mary" Fields. Born c. 1812, a slave who became the first African American woman to be employed as a mail carrier by the US Postal Service because she was able to hitch a team of six horses to a stagecoach faster than any other applicant. Known as "Stagecoach Mary" because of her reliability to walk ten miles in any weather to the mail depot, and the fact that she never missed a day of work.

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Mary Fields, c. Mary Fields, also known as Stagecoach Mary (c. was the first African-American woman employed as a mail carrier in the United and just the second American woman to work for the United States Postal Service.

Marian Anderson was a Girl Scout! With this twenty-eighth stamp in the Black Heritage Series, the Postal Service honors Marian Anderson, one of the greatest classically trained singers of the twentieth century and an important figure in the struggle of Black Americans for racial equality. Singing a varied repertoire in her rich contralto, Anderson opened doors for other Black artists.    The portrait featured on the stamp is an oil painting by Albert Slark of Ajax, Ontario, Canada.

Jan 1955 Singer Marian Anderson made her debut with the Metropolitan Opera in New York, becoming the first black person to perform there as a member.

A native of Little Rock, AR, Higgins Bond earned her bachelor of fine arts from Memphis College of Art. She has received prestigious honors including a medal of honor from then-Governor Bill Clinton. She has had exhibitions at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago. She is the illustrator of three stamps for the United States Postal Service and four stamps for the United Nations Postal Administration.

A native of Little Rock, AR, Higgins Bond earned her bachelor of fine arts from Memphis College of Art. She has received prestigious honors including a medal of honor from then-Governor Bill Clinton. She has had exhibitions at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City and the DuSable Museum of African American History in Chicago. She is the illustrator of three stamps for the United States Postal Service and four stamps for the United Nations Postal Administration.

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