Black America from Civil War to Civil Rights

About the Exhibition

DATES: February 12, 2015 – February 15, 2016

Sign at entrance to the exhibition and several visitors in the Postmasters Suite
The "Freedom Just Around the Corner" exhibition in the in the Postmasters Suite gallery

The National Postal Museum’s first exhibition devoted entirely to African American history, Freedom Just Around the Corner: Black America from Civil War to Civil Rights marks 150 years since the end of the Civil War and the abolition of slavery throughout the United States. It highlights letters carried by enslaved Americans, mail sent by and to leaders of the civil rights movement, and original artwork for numerous stamps issued by the United States Postal Service. Nearly one hundred items from NPM’s collection are on display, augmented by outstanding pieces on loan from other institutions and private collections.

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