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Mar 03

March 3rd, 1945: Samuel H. Russell

On this day in 1945, Samuel H. Russell retires from the U.S. Post Office with more than 45 years of service, the Michigan Chroniclereports.

Russell, superintendent of the Alfred Street, located on the city’s lower east side, is the first African-American man to occupy the post.

Photo: On this day in 1945, Samuel H. Russell retires from the U.S. Post Office with more than 45 years of service, the Michigan Chronicle reports. 

Russell, superintendent of the Alfred Street, located on the city’s lower east side, is the first African-American man to occupy the post.

Thank you to Ken Coleman on Facebook www.onthisdaydetroit.com