Negro League Baseball Stamps Make Debut at DBAP

Durham Bulls logo Negro League Baseball Stamps Make Debut at DBAP

On the first day of its nationwide issuance, the U.S. Postal Service introduced the new 44-cent commemorative Negro Leagues Baseball stamps at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park on Thursday, prior to the Bulls’ 7:05pm game vs. the Charlotte Knights . It is the only such event scheduled in the Triangle area.

Negro League stampsDurham Postmaster Mike King served as the dedicating official, and made a special presentation to the Bulls as well.

The Negro Leagues Baseball stamps, to be issued July 15, pay tribute to the all-black professional baseball leagues that operated from 1920 to about 1960. Drawing some of the most remarkable athletes ever to play the sport, the Negro leagues galvanized African-American communities across the country, challenged racist notions of athletic superiority, and ultimately sparked the integration of American sports.

Thanks to DBBC’s Matt DeMargel for this capcom story.

 

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