AKA Pres. and Julian Bond Help Dedicate Rosa Parks Forever Stamp (On Sale Nationwide Today)

The Rosa Parks Forever Stamp goes on sale today at Post Offices nationwide, and can be purchased online at usps.com/stamps.

Rosa Parks Forever Stamp via PR Newswire
Rosa Parks Forever Stamp via PR Newswire

“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.”

Joining Stroman to dedicate the stamp were Patricia Mooradian , president, The Henry Ford Museum; Carolyn House Stewart , international president, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.; and the Spain School of Excellence Concert Choir. Honored guests were Sen. Carl Levin , Reps.John Conyers and Gary Peters , civil rights activist Julian Bond , and Elaine Eason Steele , co-founder, Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development.

The National Day of Courage was established to encourage every American to take a stand and commit themselves to do something courageous just as Parks did Dec. 1, 1955, when she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, AL, city bus. That singular act of courage helped spark the civil rights movement and a new era in the American quest for freedom and equality.

Earlier in the day, a special ceremony was held to preview the Rosa Parks stamp at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit. In 1987, Parks co-founded the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development in Detroit to inspire young people to behave in a socially responsible way.

The stamp was also previewed at the NAACP Image Awards.

Gladys Knight at NAACP Image Awards with Rosa Parks Forever Stamp
Gladys Knight at NAACP Image Awards with Rosa Parks Forever Stamp
Latoya Henry is the publisher and founder of Haute Giving: The Sexy Side of Philanthropy.

2 thoughts on “AKA Pres. and Julian Bond Help Dedicate Rosa Parks Forever Stamp (On Sale Nationwide Today)

  1. I was there and was inspired. That a truly wonderful speech that Mr. Bond gave. Is there any way I can get a copy of it?
    Thank You,
    Janis McKinney

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