Today, the U.S. Postal Service will issue a stamp honoring civil rights activist Rosa Parks. The stamp is for First Class mail "Forever" postage and features a painting of Parks based on a 1950s photo.
In 1955 in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to sit at the back of the bus, as was required of African Americans at that time. She had the courage to take a stand against the discrimination, leading the fight against racial segregation.
This stamp is part of a new civil rights series. The first stamp in the series was the Emancipation Proclamation stamp issued earlier this year. In August, the series will culminate with the dedication of a stamp recognizing the 50th anniversary of the historic March on Washington.
For more information about the stamp, click here or here.