A recent article assignment required me to do some research on the U.S. Postal Service. Along the way, I found this bit of history regarding the earliest days of the postal system, and the use of slaves to deliver the mail.
This sad and shameful time in U.S. history is painful to revisit, but necessary. This historical anecdote underscores the importance of cultivating and maintaining open communication, especially among marginalized groups. It's essential to keep talking to one another, supporting each other, and working together to make things better. Don't allow others to silence you--use your voice!
This story also spotlights a universal truth: one of the best ways to help a person realize their worth is by giving them a job, entrusting them with responsibility, and providing them a sense of purpose.