US 1940 Educator Booker Taliaferro Washington 10c. Scott. 873

US 1940 Educator Booker Taliaferro Washington 10c. Scott. 873

Series: Famous Americans Issue - Educators

Issued date: 07-04-1940 (dd/mm/yyyy)
Face value: 10c.

Emission: Commemorative
Watermark: No Watermark

Catalogue No:-
Scott (USA): 873
Stanley Gibbons (UK): 870
Michel (Germany): 469
Yvert et Tellier (France): 427

Dimensions (height x width):
29mm x 26mm

Printer: Bureau of Engraving and Printing
Print Method: Rotary press

Stamp Colors: Dark brown
Perforation: Perf 10 x 11

Themes: Author, Educator, Literature, Feather, Famous People

Total print: 14,125,580 (estimate)

Description:- Booker Taliaferro Washington (1856-1915) was an American educator, author, orator, and adviser to several presidents of the United States. Between 1890 and 1915, Washington was the dominant leader in the African-American community and of the contemporary black elite. Washington was from the last generation of black American leaders born into slavery and became the leading voice of the former slaves and their descendants. They were newly oppressed in the South by disenfranchisement and the Jim Crow discriminatory laws enacted in the post-Reconstruction Southern states in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.