PHOTO GALLERY: African Americans in Philatelic History

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Born in 1875 to ex-slaves, Carter G. Woodson overcame economic and social barriers to become a leading black history scholar. He earned a doctorate from Harvard University and founded the "Journal of Negro History," serving as its editor for 35 years. (Date issued: Feb. 1, 1984)

Born in 1875 to ex-slaves, Carter G. Woodson overcame economic and social barriers to become…