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ROSA PARKS FEATURED ON NEW POSTAGE STAMP (10703 hits)

February 3, 2013, THE GRIO — 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 its issue is one of several events scheduled throughout the day to honor Parks.

The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn is hosting a 12-hour celebration featuring speeches, music and presentations.

Parks became a household name when her act of civil disobedience (refusing to sit in the back of a bus during the segregation era) helped spawn the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955.

“Stamp collectors and other people travel to events like this because they want to be part of history,” Don Neal, editor of Reflections, a newsletter published by the Ebony Society of Philatelic Events and Reflections, told USA Today.


The unveiling ceremonies are scheduled for February 4th at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit and the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.

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 later moved to Detroit. She died in 2005.

Posted By: Richard Kigel
Monday, February 4th 2013 at 12:17PM
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AWW YOU GOT MY MESSAGE!!!
Monday, February 4th 2013 at 12:25PM
Cynthia Merrill Artis
Sure did girl--and sent you one back.

Can't ever say no to YOU!!!


When Cynthia talks, I listen!!!


Monday, February 4th 2013 at 12:27PM
Richard Kigel
oooooooo...... how sweet.....
I can't wait to get these stamps.... I'm a semi collector... so I just like to collect the more memorable ones...

well come on... you've got almost two months worth of blogs to complete....
Monday, February 4th 2013 at 12:30PM
Cynthia Merrill Artis
ok... thanks... I replied! Interesting happenings for you...
Monday, February 4th 2013 at 12:48PM
Cynthia Merrill Artis
Glad to see another tribute to Rosa Parks! What a great looking stamp too!
Monday, February 4th 2013 at 2:36PM
MIISRAEL Bride
cool, huh!!! It's a FOREVER stamp so you can buy them now and keep using them no matter how high postage stamps go. They will never go out of style.
Monday, February 4th 2013 at 2:43PM
Richard Kigel
Just like Rosa would want it...Never out of style.
Monday, February 4th 2013 at 3:14PM
MIISRAEL Bride
Today happens to be her birthday...Happy Birthday Sister Rosa Parks!
Monday, February 4th 2013 at 5:03PM
Siebra Muhammad
Hello to all,

Ms. Rosa Parks should stand for more than just a Unite States stamp. When we Black Americans become a sovereign country she will be worth much more to us Black Americans than just a stamp.

She will also be mentioned in our Bible if you will when we begin to write our own scriptures.

Tuesday, February 5th 2013 at 1:56AM
Harry Watley
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