Happy International Women’s Day

“Growing out of a small-town school event in California, Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture, and society. “In 1987, the National Women’s History Project petitioned Congress to expand the national celebration to the entire month of March.  Since then, the National Women’s History Month Resolution has been approved with bipartisan support in both the House and Senate.   Each year, programs and activities in schools, workplaces, and communities have become more extensive as information and program ideas have been developed and shared.”

Click the www.esperstamps.org link below for more information:

https://www.esperstamps.org/women-history-month

Gift of Martin L. Severe | Appreciated | MLK | OBAMA

Mr. Severe accumulated a collection of over 50,000 first day covers. He has donated to several cultural organizations over the years. We are thankful for being selected for a gift. We donated uncancelled post cards and pencils to a group organizing a Black History Month event.

Ragtime: Scott Joplin

A composer and pianist, Scott Joplin is known as the “king of ragtime,” a significant development in modern music that combined African-American harmonies and rhythms with other musical styles. In 1899, Joplin composed “Maple Leaf Rag,” which was the genre’s biggest hit. He included ragtime songs in his opera Treemonisha, the first opera composed by an African-American.

In 1976, almost 60 years after his death, Joplin was awarded a special posthumous Pulitzer Prize for his contributions to music. Read more at the National Postal Museum https://postalmuseum.si.edu/object/npm_1985.0796.3148 page

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