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Ebony/Jet founder John H. Johnson is a history maker once again.

The U.S. Postal Service’s black heritage stamp for 2012 is honoring the deceased publisher.

After moving to Chicago with his family, Johnson started Johnson Publishing Co. in 1951 with a $500 loan using his mother’s furniture as collateral.

The Johnson stamp joins the ranks of other honorees like U.S. Rep. Barbara Jordon, singer Ella Fitzgerald, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, poet Langston Hughes and baseball player Jackie Robinson.

Johnson died in 2005.