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Rosa Parks honored with USPS Forever Stamp

The Rosa Parks' 100th birthday commemorative postage stamp is unveiled at The Henry Ford in Dearborn, Mich., Monday, Feb. 4, 2013. (Carlos Osorio)

February 4, 2013 12:00:00 AM PST
The United States Postal Service has issued a special Rosa Parks Forever Stamp on what would have been the late civil rights icon's 100th birthday.

The stamp bears an artist's rendering of a 1950s-era photo of Parks. It's one of several ways the nation is honoring Parks on Monday.

The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn is hosting a 12-hour celebration. Event-goers are being given the opportunity to take a seat on the Rosa Parks bus inside the museum.

Parks was arrested in 1955 for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Ala., bus to a white man, an act that helped fuel the civil rights movement.

Parks died in 2005.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.