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People For the American Way Foundation released the following video to honor the U.S. Postal Service’s historic role in serving and uniting all Americans:
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About the video:
“Defend Our Post Office,” was created and contributed by Work-Order, a New York-based branding studio, and inspired by Risa Mickenberg’s love letter to the post office. Strikingly emotional and with no spoken message, the fast-paced ode reinforces the vital, connecting role the U.S. Postal Service plays in all American lives. To complement the historical imagery, the video features a track that is “a plea to our country, from its citizens,” said Work-Order partners Keira Alexandra and Kiffer Keegan. The song titled “Present Joys,” is a layered cry of thanks sung in a rousing chorale fugue, that originally dates back to the early 1900s.
People For the American Way Foundation
Conceived, Created and Produced by
Keira Alexandra & Kiffer Keegan
Rusty Van Riper
Aaron Mercer, Josh Deutsch and Rob Kaplan
for Premier Music Group
United Sacred Harp Convention, 1959
From the Alan Lomax Collection at the American
Folklife Center, Library of Congress
Courtesy of the Association for Cultural Equity
Sacred Harp Publishing Company
Alfred Marcus Cagle
Image Rights and Clearances
Cleared by Ashley, Inc.
Thanks to Our Country’s Resources
Library of Congress
The Smithsonian National Postal Museum
Additional Footage by
Special Thanks to
Marge Baker • Michael Keegan
Extra Special Thanks to
Lillian, Noel, Sander & Uma
Freddy & Harry