African Americans on Postage Stamps

Ethel L. Payne

Prominent Journalist

37-cent Ethel L. Payne stamp
The Ethel L. Payne stamp was issued September 14, 2002.

An internationally recognized writer and commentator, Ethel L. Payne was a syndicated columnist and long-time reporter for the Chicago Defender, one of the leading African-American newspapers in the United States. She was the first African-American woman to receive accreditation as a White House correspondent. In her honor, the prestigious annual Ethel L. Payne International Award for Excellence in Journalism was established in 1998.

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