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Alma Adams to Unveil Post Office Honoring Julius Chambers

Feb 16, 2021
Press Release
The United States Postal Service will host the unveiling of the Julius L. Chambers Civil Rights Memorial Post Office on Thursday, February 18, 2021 on Zoom.
CHARLOTTE – The United States Postal Service will host the unveiling of the Julius L. Chambers Civil Rights Memorial Post Office on Thursday, February 18, 2021 on Zoom.
 
 
Members of the press interested in attending should RSVP to sam.spencer@mail.house.gov by 5:00 PM Wednesday.
 
What: Julius L. Chambers Civil Rights Memorial Post Office Unveiling
When: 10:00 AM, Thursday, February 18, 2021
 
In a February speech on the bill naming the post office in honor of Chambers, Adams said, “my state and our nation are undoubtedly better for the life of Julius L. Chambers. During this Black History Month, I hope that my colleagues will join me in voting in favor of this legislation and help me honor this civil rights legend in a community he worked so hard to improve.”
 
“I'd like to first thank Congresswoman Adams for making this great honor of dedication happen,” said Derrick Chambers, son of Julius Chambers, “On behalf of the Chambers Family we are humbled and thankful for this great honor.”
 
The bill was introduced by Congresswoman Alma S. Adams, Ph.D., (NC-12) and signed into law last year. H.R. 4981 is Adams’ second bill to rename a US Post Office facility after a civil rights icon to be enacted, joining a 2016 measure to rename the Center City Post Office in Winston-Salem, North Carolina after the poet Maya Angelou.
 
H.R. 4981 designates the US Post Office facility at 2505 Derita Avenue in Charlotte, North Carolina as the Julius L. Chambers Civil Rights Memorial Post Office. The post office is in North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District; for reference, it is located in State Senate District 38 (Mohammad), State House District 107 (Alexander), County Commission District 3 (Chair Dunlap), and City Council District 4 (Johnson).
 
Congresswoman Alma Adams represents North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District (Charlotte) and serves as Vice Chair of the House Committee on Agriculture. Additionally, she serves on the House Financial Services Committee and the House Education & Labor Committee, where she serves as Chair of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee. She is a leader on Postal Service issues in the House of Representatives, and authored an article on US Postal Service Reform for the Harvard Law School Journal on Legislation.
 
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