Just in time to celebrate Black American History Month, students from Dallas ISD’s Lincoln High School honored civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks on Wednesday, one day before the end of the month set aside to recognize accomplishments of African Americans. To commemorate the brave and courageous acts of Mrs. Parks’ defiance during the days of a segregated America, the United States Postal Service assisted by Lincoln High students, unveiled a new stamp in her likeness.
The USPS honor is in recognition of her contribution to the Civil Rights Movement. In 1955, Parks sparked the national movement sustained by the NAACP when she refused to get up to give her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus to a white male.
Rosa Parks, who would have celebrated her 100th birthday this month, died in 2005. Her commemorative stamp will remind generations to come of her daring spirit which played a significant role in making the rights so many Americans enjoy today, possible.