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Postal service issues special Rosa Parks stamp

ATLANTA (CBS46) -

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 stamp bears an artist's rendering of a 1950s-era photo of Parks.

Parks was arrested in 1955 for refusing to give up her seat on a Montgomery, AL 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.

The Atlanta unveiling took place at The King Center at 449 Auburn Ave.

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