Never Forget: Rosa Parks Immortalized On U.S. Stamp [Video]

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John Kennedy / February 7, 2013

Back in 1998, OutKast gave Rosa Parks a major hip-hop tribute by naming Aquemini’s lead single after the civil rights icon. This week, the woman who resisted systematic discrimination by refusing to sit in the back of the bus is immortalized in a more visual way, with her own commemorative stamp.

On Monday, the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI hosted a special unveiling of a Forever stamp depicting Parks.

The ceremony took place on what would’ve been Rosa Parks’ 100th birthday, basking in her commitment to equality. She joins fellow activists like Malcolm X, W.E.B. DuBois, Mary McLeod Bethune and Martin Luther King Jr., who’ve all been honored with their own stamps.

Watch the historic reveal below. –Camille Augustin

Photo Credit: USPS