The Black Heritage series has occasionally drawn criticism, especially when it has depicted individuals who espoused controversial political ideologies.
29¢ W. E. B. Du Bois approved stamp art by Higgins Bond, c. 1992
Targeted during the McCarthy era for his socialist views, W. E. B. Du Bois accepted Ghanaian citizenship and formally joined the Communist Party at the age of 93. Some critics felt that this should have prevented his appearance on a U.S. stamp.
Loan from the United States Postal Service, Postmaster General's Collection