Rosa Parks Being Honored on Her Birthday

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Food_Drive_Pics4MARQUETTE, MI – (Great Lakes Radio News)The U.S. Postal Service is honoring civil rights icon Rosa Parks today on what would have been her 100th birthday.

The Postal Service is featuring a stamp with Parks’ likeness on it. Parks is credited as the catalyst in the civil rights movement in America for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a city bus in Alabama in 1955.

Not long after that historic event, Rosa Parks and her husband moved to Detroit where she lived until her death in 2005.

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