RJBF Launches Podcast Series and Campaign To Reissue Robert Johnson Postage Stamp
In 1994, Robert Johnson was featured on a United States commemorative postage stamp, one of the highest honors that can be given to a U.S. citizen. In our first of what will be a series of Robert Johnson podcasts, the Robert Johnson Blues Foundation's Global VP of Marketing & Media, Ben Minnifield, interviewed the following guests to discuss Robert Johnson's legacy, the significance of his postage stamp, and an opportunity to reissue his stamp as part of an effort to teach younger generations about the King of the Delta Blues.
- Roy Betts - U.S. Postal Service Manager of Community Relations
- Dr. Tanya Scott - RJBF Global VP of Business Development
- Dr. Bruce Conforth - University of Michigan Professor of American Culture and American Roots Music
If you are a Robert Johnson fan, a fan of blues music, or if you appreciate the impact of African Americans on U.S. history, we invite you to send a brief letter to request a reissue of Robert Johnson's postage stamp. Your letter can simply state that you appreciate Robert Johnson's music and cultural legacy, and that you believe he deserves to have his postage stamp reissued.
Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee
c/o Stamp Development
U.S. Postal Service
475 L’Enfant Plaza SW, Room 3300
Washington, DC 20260-3501
Thank you for your support! You can listen to the podcasts below:
Part 1 - Robert Johnson and early history of African Americans being featured on U.S. postage stamps
Part 2 - Robert Johnson's legacy and the popularity of his U.S. postage stamp
Part 3 - Significance of U.S. postage stamp and bringing Robert Johnson's music to new generations
Part 4 - Bringing Robert Johnson to new generations and the process for reissuing U.S. postage stamp