Due in part to the success of the Black Heritage series, since the 1980s there has been a substantial increase in the number of African American subjects included in other long-running series.
22¢ Robert E. Peary and Matthew Henson approved stamp art by Dennis Lyall, c. 1986
Arctic Explorers Series
A former sharecropper from Maryland, Matthew Henson participated as a navigator and translator in six expeditions to the North Pole.
Loan from the United States Postal Service, Postmaster General's Collection