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U.S. Postal Service to Unveil New Rosa Parks Stamp

Civil rights activist Rosa Parks received an Ellis Island Medal of Honor on Ellis Island, N.Y., Oct. 28, 1986. She is one among 80 recipients who received the award for their contributions to the nation's heritage of ethnic diversity. (AP Photo)

By// Mariah Craddick

The U.S. Postal Service plans to release a new commemorative stamp honoring Rosa Parks, one of the leaders of the Civil Rights Movement, according to the Detroit Free Press.

The forever stamp will be revealed on Feb. 4, which would have been Parks’ 100th birthday, at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History in a ceremony with the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development in Detroit.

A second unveiling is set to take place at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich, where the Rosa Parks bus is on permanent display. The event will be a part of a daylong celebration dubbed the National Day of Courage, paying tribute to Parks’ refusal to give up her seat on the bus to a white man in 1955 thus sparking a movement to end racial segregation in America.

For more information on activities at the Henry Ford or the Wright museum visit www.dayofcourage.org or www.thewright.org