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Waterloo Post Office to honor Rosa Parks with stamp

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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

The Waterloo Post Office and several members of the community will unveil a commemorative stamp honoring a famous civil rights activist Tuesday.

Rosa Parks, who famously refused to give up her seat on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955 -- thus helping to spark a bus boycott and an entire civil rights movement -- will be honored on the Rosa Parks Forever Stamp.

The stamp will be unveiled by Waterloo Postmaster June Martindale and Melvina Scott, director of the African American Historical and Cultural Museum in Waterloo, at a ceremony at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Main Post Office, 300 Sycamore St.

The Rosa Parks Forever Stamp was originally unveiled nationwide at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Mich., on Feb. 4 -- what would have been the late civil rights activist's 100th birthday.

"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 Stroman, at the stamp's dedication on Feb. 4. "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."

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