Canada Post marks Black History Month with two new stamps

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03 February 2014
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imports_CCGB_canada-post_89279.jpg Canada Post marks Black History Month with two new stamps
Two former African-Canadian communities are depicted on new stamps which mark Black History Month 2014. ...
Two former African-Canadian communities are depicted on new stamps which mark Black History Month 2014. Canada Post has issued two stamps, designed by Karen Smith, which commemorate two 'distinctive and historic' African-Canadian communities - Hogan's Alley in Vancouver and Africville in Halifax.

Although both communities no longer exist, they were once thriving settlements, with Hogan's Alley set by some of the first African settlers in Vancouver, and close to the location of the present day Chinatown. Africville was first settled in the 1840s and was finally closed during an urban renewal project in the 1960s, with the Halifax Regional Council and Regional Municipality eventually issuing an apology for relocating the residents.

The two stamps show archive photographs of former residents of the settlements, along with sketches of the communities.

BLACK HISTORY MONTH ISSUE DETAILS

Issue date: 30 January 2014
Designer: Karen Smith
Denomination: $0.63
Illustrator: Janice Kun
Size: 32mm x 32mm

(Image copyright Canada Post)

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