U.S Postal Service and Trey Whitfield School Join in Celebrating National Women’s History Month 2013

Special dedication to a hero in the civil rights movement

March 08, 2013 

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The United States Postal Service and Trey Whitfield School will hold a special dedication ceremony in recognition of Women’s History Month by celebrating a hero in the civil rights movement and honoring Rosa Parks with the reintroduction of the Rosa Parks Forever Stamps issued this year.   




Joining Frank Calabrese, USPS Triboro District Manager; Brooklyn Postmaster Edward Roggenkamp, CEO and Founder Janie Whitney, The Trey Whitfield School; Roxanne Hosein, USPS Triboro Manager of Marketing  and Celeste James, Brooklyn Public Relations Coordinator are:

Councilman Erik Martin Dilan
Viola Plummer, representing Assemblywoman Inez Barron
Sandra Chapman, Brooklyn Deputy Borough President


Thursday, March 14, 2013


The Trey Whitfield School    
17 Hinsdale Street
Brooklyn NY 11207


Media is invited to attend the event, take photos and interview the speakers and special guests, as well as other agreeable audience members and postal communications representatives.  Please contact Connie Chirichello at 973-580-1675 for additional assistance.


Each year, March is designated as National Women’s History Month to ensure that the history of American women will be recognized and celebrated in schools, workplaces, and communities throughout the country. 

Women have had a strong and lasting impact on American history. The Postal Service is proud to honor their influence and achievements through our stamp program. They are artists, abolitionists, national leaders and physicians. They are war heroes, pioneers, authors and performers.

For more than a century, since 1893, when a woman first appeared on a United States postage stamp, the Postal Service has proudly honored women and their achievements on stamps and will continue to tell their story, and the story of America, through their stamp program.

This year would have been Rosa Parks100th birthday.  “Rosa Parks was the epitome of courage. Her single act of defiance changed a nation.  Her legacy lives on through the generations,” said Triboro District Frank Calabrese. “Her quiet strength helped to change a nation. Let this stamp be a symbol of her courage and determination. And, let it remind us to never forget the indignities of days gone by — and to never stop fighting for the aspirations of generations yet unborn.”

The Rosa Parks Forever Stamp is now on sale at Post Offices nationwide, and can be purchased online at usps.com/stamps or by phone at 800-STAMP24 (800-782-6724).

Customers may view the Rosa Parks Forever stamps, and the first and upcoming stamps in the 2013 civil rights movement series, as well many other women on stamps on Facebook at facebook.com/USPSStamps, on Twitter@USPSstamps or on the website Beyond the Perf at www.beyondtheperf.com/2013-preview. Beyond the Perf is the Postal Service’s online site for information on upcoming stamp subjects, first-day-of-issue events and other philatelic news.

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A self-supporting government enterprise, the U.S. Postal Service is the only delivery service that reaches every address in the nation, 151 million residences, businesses and Post Office Boxes. The Postal Service receives no tax dollars for operating expenses, and relies on the sale of postage, products and services to fund its operations. With 32,000 retail locations and the most frequently visited website in the federal government, usps.com, the Postal Service has annual revenue of more than $65 billion and delivers nearly 40 percent of the world’s mail. If it were a private sector company, the U.S. Postal Service would rank 35th in the 2011 Fortune 500. In 2011, the U.S. Postal Service was ranked number one in overall service performance, out of the top 20 wealthiest nations in the world, Oxford Strategic Consulting. Black Enterprise and Hispanic Business magazines ranked the Postal Service as a leader in workforce diversity. The Postal Service has been named the Most Trusted Government Agency for six years and the sixth Most Trusted Business in the nation by the Ponemon Institute.

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