Thursday Sep 5, 2013
A look at the subject beginning with the recommendation from the Second Continental Congress in 1875 "that it consider the creation of a postal system."
Ben Franklin was named as the first Post Master General, and the rest, in part, is history, so to speak with brief notes and excerpts on the history of African American postal workers in the 19th and 20th century, thanks to Blogs, items and notes posted by the historians at the U. S. Postal Service and the curators at the Postal Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
One important and major contribution to historical references on the achievements and accomplishments of African Americans is the on-going project of the U. S. Postal Service in their tribute to African Americans on Stamps and the Black heritage series of which some of the representative samples are included in this exhibit.
The exhibit opens with a reception on Thursday night, June 20, 2013, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. and closes on September 23, 2013. Admission is free and open to the public. The African American Performing Arts Center is located at 310 San Pedro NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Please call 222-0785 for more information regarding the exhibit.