The U.S. Postal Service is set to unveil a commemorative Forever stamp honoring civil rights icon Rosa Parks on what would be her 100th birthday, reports USA Today.
A pair of events on Feb. 4 in Michigan will present the stamp to collectors and admirers from all over the country. It will first be unveiled at 7:30 a.m. at the Charles Wright Museum of African American History in Detroit during a ceremony with the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development. Attendees can purchase the first Rosa Parks Forever stamps after the dedication.
The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn will host the First-Day-of-Issue stamp event at 10:45 a.m., as a part of a day-long celebration known as the National Day of Courage.
Parks is remembered for her bravery on Dec. 1, 1955 when she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Ala. bus, which aided in the fight against racial segregation. She died Oct. 24, 2005, in Detroit, at the age of 92.
Author and scholar Henry Louis Gates is a scheduled speaker for the event at the Henry Ford Museum, as well as Newsweek contributing editor Elenore Clift and Rosa Parks biographers Douglas Brinkley and Jeanne Theoharis. A video message from former President Bill Clinton, who presented Parks with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1996, will also be shown.