Thursday Trivia

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African American history

The first African American to serve as a federal civil servant was employed by the:

A. Internal Revenue Service
B. Department of Labor
C. U.S. Postal Service
D. Department of Agriculture

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Answer: C.

In 1863, William Cooper Nell, an African American lecturer, journalist and historian worked for the Boston Post Office. Learn more.

Posted by FederalDaily Staff on Feb 06, 2014 at 4:02 PM

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