July 15, 1998
The U.S. Postal Service honored Roberta Martin posthumously with a commemorative postage stamp. Martin was one of the most significant figures during gospel music’s golden age (1945–1960). A performer and publisher, she reached iconic status in Chicago, Illinois, where she influenced numerous artists (such as Alex Bradford, James Cleveland, and Albertina Walker) and had an impact on an entire industry with her innovation and business acumen. Among the notable songs Martin published were “He Knows How Much We Can Bear” (1941), “Try Jesus, He Satisfies” (1943), “Only a Look” (1948), “I’m Just Waiting on the Lord” (1953), and “God Is Still on the Throne” (1959).