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      Postal service issues special Rosa Parks stamp

      (AP) - The U.S. Postal Service has issued a Rosa Parks stamp on what would have been the late civil rights icon's 100th birthday.{}{} {}The Rosa Parks Forever Stamp went on sale Monday, and an oversized version was unveiled during the National Day of Courage celebration at The Henry Ford museum in Dearborn.{}{} {}The stamp bears an artist's rendering of a 1950s-era photo of Parks.{}{} {}Deputy Postmaster General Ronald Stroman described Parks as being "the epitome of courage."{}{} {}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 bring the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. to prominence.{}{} {}Stroman and others later took a seat on the Rosa Parks bus, which is on permanent display inside the museum.

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