US Postal Museum Curators Win Award

npm_piazzaAccording to the Smithsonian National Postal Museum, Daniel Piazza (right), chief curator of philately, and Calvin Mitchell (left), assistant curator of philately, are the recipients of the 2016 Smithsonian Secretary’s Research Prizes for their exhibit and catalog, “Freedom Just Around the Corner: Black America from Civil War to Civil Rights.”

The awards ceremony will take place Wednesday, Sept. 14, in the Warner Bros. Theater at the National Museum of calvin_mitchellAmerican History from 8:30 to 10:15 a.m.

The prizes include a $2,000 award to be added to the prize winner’s research account. The work submitted by the recipients of the Secretary’s Research Prizes underwent peer review and the finalists were recommended by a committee representing research areas across the spectrum of Smithsonian scholarship.

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