Congratulations to Dr. Philip Rubio, assistant professor of history. He has been named the winner of the 2011 Rita Lloyd Moroney Senior Prize from the U.S. Postal Service for his book, There’s Always Work at the Post Office: African American Postal Workers and the Fight for Jobs, Justice, and Equality (Chapel Hill: Univ. of North Carolina Press, 2010). The book details the critical role African American postal workers played in the U.S. labor and black freedom movements. Rubio himself is a former postal worker. For more on the book, click here.
The Rita Lloyd Moroney Awards are designed to encourage study and publication of the history of the American postal system and to raise awareness about the significance of the postal system in American life.