Little-Known Black History Fact: Minnie Cox

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    Down in the delta of Indianola, Mississippi in 1891, a prominent Fisk University graduate by the name of Minnie Cox would be appointed the first African-American postmaster in Mississippi. From a well-to-do family in the south, she was favored among the black elites. However, her re-appointment to a third-term as postmaster would almost cost Cox her life.

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