1958 Joseph E. Morrow

REASON FOR AWARD

Joseph Morrow served the community in a variety of ways including through his work as the Pitney Bowes fair employment program administrator. He was responsible at the company for keeping its workforce in harmony with the racial diversity of the city around it. He spoke out around the country on this issue and was active in both local and nation civic affairs on this issue. He was also a trustee and former vice president of the National Urban League, a member of the Connecticut Equal Opportunity Council and chairman of the United Fund of Stamford.

BIOGRAPHY

He worked for many years at Piney Bowes and retired in 1968 and then moved to Atlanta in 1976. He was appointed by President Johnson to the National Citizen’s Committee for Community Relations.

SOURCES OF INFORMATION

New York Times (6/23/1981)

QUOTES

“Mr. Morrow spoke out throughout the country on the planning and putting into effect such efforts.”