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African Americans on Postage Stamps

Sister Rosetta

Gospel Singer

32-cent Rosetta Tharpe stamp
The Sister Rosetta stamp was issued July 15, 1998.

Sister Rosetta Tharpe was one of many African-American gospel singers who contributed to American music. She was known for her signature guitar style, and she introduced gospel music into nightclubs as well as concert halls.

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