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Post Office To Unveil Rosa Parks Stamp

December 3, 2012 ---------------- The U-S Postal Service is issuing a stamp honoring the 100th anniversary of the birth of civil rights icon Rosa Parks. It’s one in a series of stamps the Post Office plans to commemorate African-Americans struggle for civil rights… When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus in 1955 it became a turning point in the burgeoning civil rights movement. Now the Postal Service is honoring that moment with a stamp it will unveil next February. Though celebrated world-wide, Parks remained tied to her Detroit home where she passed away in 2005. Her funeral at the city’s Greater Grace Temple became as much a forum for speeches from national politicians as a memorial for her family. The Parks stamp is one in a series the Post Office plans to honor the civil rights movement including another commemorating the Emancipation Proclamation.