New stamps celebrate history of black cinema
Hallelujah art Â© Al Hirschfeld, licensed by the Margo Feiden Galleries Ltd., New York.
The United States Postal Service and the Museum of African American Cinema unveiled in Harlem Thursday morning five commemorative stamps celebrating historical black films.
The movie posters showcased on the stamps include "Black and Tan" featuring Duke Ellington, and "Princess Tam-Tam" starring Josephine Baker.
Also included is the first major film to have an all-black cast, "Hallelujua"; the silent film, "The Sport of the Gods"; and "Caldonia," often said to be a predecessor to the modern music video.
More information on buying the stamps here.
-- Simone Herbin