Hispanic Americans in the Postal Service and Philately

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2 cent stamp with the face of John Philip Sousa

2-cent John Philip Sousa stamp, issued May 3, 1940. Sousa (1854-1932) was director of the Marine Band from 1880 to 1892. He wrote more than 100 marches, including "Semper Fidelis", "The Washington Post March", "El Capitan", and the most popular, "The Stars and Stripes Forever".

Since the first Spanish explorers and settlers landed in the Americas, Hispanic and Latino people have shaped the history and culture of the United States. Today, Hispanic and Latino people continue to demonstrate excellence in many areas including politics, public service, music, film, sports, business, science, and the military. The National Postal Museum is proud to recognize the significant contributions of these people and related events though various online exhibits.

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Gente, Lugares y Eventos en Sellos Postales
Los sellos realzan lo que valoramos como pueblo y como cultura, y la Celebración de la Herencia Hispana: Gente, Lugares y Eventos en Sellos Postales, del Museo Postal Nacional, arroja nueva luz sobre las numerosas contribuciones de los hispano-americanos y latinos a la exploración, la cultura, el crecimiento , y la defensa de los Estados Unidos.

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People, Places and Events on Stamps
Stamps illuminate what we value as a people and a culture, and the National Postal Museum’s Celebrating Hispanic Heritage: People, Places and Events on Stamps sheds new light on the many contributions of Hispanic Americans and Latinos to the exploration, culture, growth, and defense of the United States. The virtual exhibit is bilingual (English and Spanish/Español).

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Political leaders purposefully use print culture to promote political agendas, solidify authority, and fire patriotic emotions. The stamps issued by Mexico after its 1910-1920 revolution offer a compelling example. Among the postage stamps issued for this purpose, Mexico's airmail stamps played a significant role. This virtual exhibition is bilingual (English and Spanish) and features stamps and mail of Mexico.

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Los líderes políticos a propósito usan imprimen cultura para promover agendas políticas, solidificar autoridad y encender emociones patrióticas. Las estampillas emitidas por México después de la revolución de 1910-1920, ofrecen un ejemplo exacto. Dentro de los sellos de correo emitidos con este propósito, las estampillas de correo aéreo jugaron un papel significativo. Esta exhibición virtual es bilingüe (inglés y español) y presenta sellos y correos de México.

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April 1, 2001 - January 25, 2002
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This exhibition featured one of baseball's great icons — Roberto Clemente Walker (1938-1972), who was honored on two U.S. postage stamps.

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Roberto Clemente Walker: El Grande (en español)
1 de abril 2001 — 25 de enero 2002
Esta exposición contó con uno de los grandes iconos del béisbol - Roberto Clemente Walker (1938 a 1972), quien fue honrado en dos sellos de los EEUU.

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Exploring Cuba's History Through Postage Stamps
Explore Cuba's postal and aviation history in an ongoing research and exhibition effort to study and bring to the public an important research resource for the cultural history of Cuba, the Roberto Pichs collection of Cuban postage stamps.

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Since the first Spanish explorers and settlers landed in the Americas, Hispanic and Latino people have shaped the history and culture of the United States. Today, Hispanic and Latino people continue to demonstrate excellence in many areas including politics, public service, music, film, sports, business, science, and the military. The National Postal Museum is proud to recognize the significant contributions of these people and related events though various online exhibits.