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Soror Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday to be commemorated with US postage stamp

Wikipedia, Soror Parks in 1965

Wikipedia, Soror Parks in 1965

Soror Rosa Parks, the late legendary civil rights activist, is receiving a special honor this year to commemorate what would have been her 100th birthday.

According to USA Today, the U.S. postal service will be unveiling a stamp that features her image. The ceremony will take place at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit on February 4th.

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.

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