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20c Carter G. Woodson Commemoration 1984
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20c Carter G. Woodson Commemoration 1984
Category: Commemorative Stamps
Tags: 20c | Carter | Woodson | historian | Commemoration | Black | Heritage | Issue | 1984|
Stamp Title:
20c Carter G. Woodson Commemoration 1984
Issue Year:
1984  
Date of Issue:
1st February, 1984  
Size:
Face Value:
20c 
Stanley Gibbons Catalogue No:
2070  
Scott Catalogue No:
2073
Printer:
American Bank Note Company 
Issue Copies:
120,000,000 
Designer(s):
Theme(s):
Personality
Description:
20c Carter G. Woodson (historian) Commemoration. Black Heritage Issue 1984.

This commemorative issue honors the "Father of Black History." Woodson (1875-1950) overcame economic and social barriers to become the person most responsible for researching, writing, and teaching about the heritage of black Americans. In 1926, Woodson pioneered the acknowledgement of the second week in February as " Nego History Week. Today, the celebration has been extended throughout the entire month and February is known as Black History Month.