Black First of the Day

Freedom Facts and Firsts
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Who was the first black woman honored on a stamp?

  • The first, and perhaps the only U.S. Liberty ship named in honor of a black woman, was launched on June 3, 1944.
  • Arguably the most successful conductor of the Underground Railroad.
  • Following her escape from slavery, she guided hundreds of American slaves to freedom.
  • Araminta Ross, she was one of eleven children born to Benjamin and Harriet Green Ross in Dorchester, Maryland.

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