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Black postal workers' organization planned in Houston

May
12
1913

On this day in 1913, the National Alliance of Postal Employees, an organization formed to protect the rights and privileges of African Americans in the postal service, was projected at a Houston meeting attended by a number of black postal workers in the city, including Henderson native James S. Rutledge. From this meeting grew the Progressive Postal League, which led to the Chattanooga convention that founded the National Alliance of Postal Employees.

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