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Troy University and the U.S. Postal Service launch Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday celebration with historic stamp unveiling

ROSA PARKS STAMP21 Troy University and the U.S. Postal Service launch Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday celebration with historic stamp unveiling

Rosa Park Stamp

Troy University and the U.S. Postal Service launch Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday celebration with historic stamp unveiling

     MONTGOMERY, AL (BlackNews.com) — U.S. Postal Service officials will unveil a new historic Forever Stamp honoring civil rights leader Rosa Parks at the site of her famous arrest during a 100th birthday celebration for Ms. Parks recently hosted by Troy University’s Rosa Parks Museum in historic downtown Montgomery, Ala.

     The event in Montgomery was held in conjunction with two additional events on the same day in Michigan. The Charles Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit and The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn joined the Montgomery Rosa Parks Museum in celebrating the unveiling of the commemorative

stamp on this historic occasion.

     Parks, whose Dec. 1, 1955 arrest aboard a Montgomery city bus served as a catalyst for the Montgomery Bus Boycott, is being honored by the U.S. Postal Service on her centennial birthday with a Forever Stamp, which is always equal in value to the current First Class-Mail one-ounce price.

     In Montgomery, Bridgett Carol, the Director of Marketing for the U.S. Postal Service Alabama District and Donnie Snipes, Postmaster for Montgomery, unveiled the new Rosa Parks stamp during the celebration of Parks’ 100th birthday, which will also feature, art, poetry and reflection on Parks’ life and accomplishments.

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