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Rosa Parks honored with stamp

  • This undated handout image provided by the US Postal Service shows the forever stamp honoring Rosa Parks. (AP Photo/USPS)

    This undated handout image provided by the US Postal Service shows the forever stamp honoring Rosa Parks. (AP Photo/USPS)

  • This undated handout image provided by the US Postal Service shows the forever stamp honoring Rosa Parks. (AP Photo/USPS)

    This undated handout image provided by the US Postal Service shows the forever stamp honoring Rosa Parks. (AP Photo/USPS)

  • This undated handout image provided by the US Postal Service shows the forever stamp honoring Rosa Parks. (AP Photo/USPS)
  • This undated handout image provided by the US Postal Service shows the forever stamp honoring Rosa Parks. (AP Photo/USPS)

The U.S. Postal Service issued a Rosa Parks “forever” stamp this week, honoring the civil rights activist on what would have been her 100th birthday.

The Postal Service unveiled the stamp during a National Day of Courage celebration at the Henry Ford museum in Dearborn, Mich.

Parks, an African-American, became a prominent figure in the civil rights movement when she
refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, Ala., on Dec. 1, 1955.

Parks’s defiance led to a boycott of the city’s bus system and helped springboard the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. into the national spotlight.

The Parks stamp marks the second in a new civil rights collection from the Postal Service.

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