Doris Thompson Dorsey

1911-1985

Doris Dorsey was the first Black woman supervisor in the Newark Post Office in 1966. She was “the only woman in an 18 member section”. She had been a Postal employee since 1942. She worked supervising West Station 255 Springfield Ave. (Photo 1957 City Directory before she was appointed supervisor). She grew up in East Orange.

Bibliography

“Negro gets postal post” Star Ledger Feb 20, 1966

Cummings, Charles. “The List of Firsts: African Americans Who Pioneered the Way” Star Ledger Feb 12, 1998

Hall, Lawrence. “Saluting the Many Who Enriched the City” Star Ledger. Feb 2, 1981.

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