The US Postal Service has released the Rosa Parks Forever Stamp on what would have been Mrs. Parks 100th Birthday. This postage stamp is the second in the 2013 Limited Edition Civil Rights series presented by the USPS.
The final installment of this years civil rights postage series will celebrate the March on Washington.
“Rosa Parks was the epitome of courage. Her single act of defiance changed a nation. Today, her legacy lives on for generations as we bestow upon her one of America’s highest honors,” said Deputy Postmaster General Ronald A. Stroman. “Her quiet strength helped to change a nation. Let this stamp be a symbol of her courage and determination. And, let it remind us to never forget the indignities of days gone by — and to never stop fighting for the aspirations of generations yet unborn.”
2013 marks the 50th Anniversary of a number of civil rights milestones that occurred throughout 1963. Be sure to purchase and support this limited edition series!