Rosa Parks

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Rosa Parks was one of the most recognized individuals for her strength of courage in pursuing a just cause. In 1955, Rosa refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery city bus and was arrested for defying the existing law. The event sparked a year-long boycott of the bus system and lead directly to a decision by the U.S. Supreme Court to affirm that segregating buses was unconstitutional.

Rosa became an iconic figure in civil rights, earning many honors to celebrate her achievements including the Presidential Medal of Freedom (1966), the Spingarn Medal (1979), and the Congressional Gold Medal (1999).

Today, the Post Service honors her commitment and dedication to freedom by immortalizing her image on a Forever stamp. The stamp featuring Rosa Parks is one of a three-part series celebrating freedom, courage, and equality.

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