Postal service issues Rosa Parks stamp on 100th anniversary of civil rights pioneer's birth
The U.S. Postal Service has issued a special Rosa Parks stamp on what would have been the late civil rights icon's 100th birthday.
The Rosa Parks Forever Stamp went on sale Monday and was part of a series of events scheduled throughout the day to honor her.
The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn is hosting a 12-hour celebration featuring speeches, music and presentations.
Event-goers also are being given the opportunity to take a seat on the Rosa Parks bus, which is on permanent display inside the museum.
Parks was arrested in 1955 for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus to a white man, an act that helped bring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to prominence.
Parks later moved to Detroit. She died in 2005.
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