African Americans on Postage Stamps

Muddy Waters

Blues Singer

29-cent Muddy Waters stamp
The Muddy Waters stamp was issued September 17, 1994.

Born McKinley Morganfield in Mississippi in 1915, “Muddy Waters” was a leader in developing the Chicago blues sound that arose after World War II. His flair for transforming traditional Delta blues into electric blues helped him become a huge success throughout America and eventually around the world.

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