Kate Smith and North Carolina

The US Postal Service recently released a stamp honoring Kate Smith, “The Song Bird of the South”: Legendary Entertainer Kate Smith Appearing on Stamp.

Though she was a native of Washington, DC, Smith spent the last few years of her life in Raleigh, NC, where she died in 1986. You can read more about her and her time in Raleigh here: U.S. stamp salutes songbird Kate Smith. The image above shows Kate Smith waving to spectators at a UNC football game in 1936.