– In 1961 Day delegated Mrs. Nancy C. Avery as acting postmaster of the Pacoima, California, Post Office – apparently the primary African American to head a top of the line Post Office since the Reconstruction era. Avery was delegated to the position for all time in 1963 and served until her retirement in 1984.
– In 1962 Charles A. Preston, a postal representative and college alumni from Fort Wayne, Indiana, was selected as a postal examiner in the Inspection Service’s Philadelphia Division. Preston was the principal African American selected as a postal monitor since the 1800s.
In 1962 lockers and swing rooms in the Atlanta, Georgia, Post Office were integrated, and two recently isolated Post Office stations were incorporated. That equivalent year, the Post Office Department made the irregular stride of stripping Atlanta’s postmaster of his capacity to advance representatives after it was discovered that he victimized African Americans. Postmasters in a few different urban communities, including Los Angeles, incidentally lost their advancing specialist at around a similar time, for a similar reason.
In December 1962 Vice President Lyndon B. Johnson commended the Post Office Department’s treatment of occupation separation grumblings, taking note of that “not very many organizations have a record that coordinates the Post Office” and that the Department surpassed the legislature wide normal for making remedial move on segregation protestations by 15 percent. One hundred and twenty-nine postal representatives across the nation, from agents and bearers to local authorities, were prepared to lead examinations and hold hearings in light of dissensions of separation, notwithstanding their standard obligations.
There were numerous difficulties to be met. As late as 1961 the Mail Equipment Shops, close Post Office Department base camp, kept up isolated representative lockers and exclusionary advancement rehearses. In January 1961 a dissension of racial separation in the Mail Equipment Shops by the NAACP started an examination by the Postal Inspection Service. Amid the examination, the Shops’ supervisor, Lloyd Sydnor, clarified that activity candidates were assessed “without thought to race,” yet that African Americans “only from time to time document applications for higher appraised positions which they themselves remember they are not fit for filling.” most of the Shops’ representatives were African-American, and they were excessively stuck in lower-level positions (see the table “Mail Equipment Shops: Employees by Race and Job Level, April 1, 1961,” beneath).