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Written by Morphus on Friday, 29 July 2011 17:26   

The U.S. Postal Service (USPS) has identified nearly 700 post offices – 54 of them in Florida, including some named after Black Floridians, and some located in predominately Black communities


A preliminary list floating around in Congress, published by the Washington Post, includes seven post offices in St. Petersburg-Clearwater, six in Jacksonville, six in Miami-Dade County, five in Tampa, five in Orlando, four in Palm Beach County, three in Broward County, three in Kissimmee, three in Naples, two each in Panama City, Boca Raton, Hollywood, Melbourne, and Punta Gorda, and a handful of others around the state.


At least two on the list were named after locally historical Black advocates.


The Eddie Mae Steward station and was named after political and educational activist Eddie Mae Steward, who served as president of both the NAACP’s Jacksonville branch as well as the Florida State Conference of NAACP Branches.


The Arthur Kennedy station in Orlando was named after political and educational activist Arthur "Pappy" Kennedy, Orlando Florida’s first Black city commissioner. Kennedy was also organizer of the Orlando Negro Chamber of Commerce and president of the Jones High School Parent-Teacher Association.


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