Students, Post Office Honor Rosa Parks

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WARRENSVILLE HEIGHTS, Ohio — Rosa Parks, who would have turned 100 on Monday, was honored Friday at Warrensville Heights High School for her role in the civil rights movement.

It’s Black History Month, and the American Legacy Magazine Showcase also paid tribute to several other African-Americans, like Muhammad Ali and Malcom X, who have been featured on the magazine’s covers.

The Cleveland Post Office also unveiled an enlargement of a Forever Stamp featuring Parks. It was issued on Monday.

The stamp is available at any post office and online.

Parks was arrested in Montgomery, Al., in 1955 for refusing to give up her seat on a municipal bus to a white man, sparking a movement challenging racial segregation.

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