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Prominent Figures of the Harlem Renaissance Featured on New USPS Stamps

1 month ago   |   By Colossal

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For those who aren't keen on emblazoning their rent checks or letters with an American flag, the United States Postal Service recently released a stamp collection dedicated to one of the most influential periods in the nation's history. The new set features pastel renderings of four prominent figures of the Harlem Renaissance , a profound artistic and intellectual movement that spanned the 1920s. This year marks a century since the period began and became a turning point for Black culture.
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