Women of Civil Rights Movement to celebrate Rosa Parks - CBS46 News

Women of Civil Rights Movement to celebrate Rosa Parks commemorative “forever” stamp

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Dr. Bernice King and other civil rights icons will celebrate the unveiling of a commemorative stamp by the U. S. Postal Service honoring Rosa Parks. 

The stamp is part of The Black Heritage Stamp Series, a collection recognizing the accomplishments and contributions of African-Americans throughout American history. 

It will be unveiled during the observance of Rosa Parks' 100th birthday Monday, Feb. 4 at 1 p.m. at The King Center on Auburn Ave. 

"All the great women of the civil rights movement are coming to proudly honor one of their own," says Margaret Muhammad, the Rosa Parks Committee Co-Chair. "Rosa Parks is the Mother of the Movement."

In 1955, Rosa Park refused to give up her seat on a municipal bus to a white man in Montgomery, AL.

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