For the Bridgeport History Center, this final Black History Month event. (I’m reminded of the old Chris Rock joke that African-Americans got the year’s shortest month.)
Over 100 postage stamps have been issued in the United States paying tribute to those black men and women — from Louis Armstrong, to Jessie Coleman, Booker T. Washington and Ethel Waters — who have contributed to America’s heritage.
Historian Bob Berthelson will discuss the lives of famous and instrumental Black Americans and the surprising stories behind the stamps.
The presentation is at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 26. Call 203-576-7417 for information.