The newly restored Montgomery, Alabama bus where Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man, is rolled out to its permanent display January 31, 2003 at the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. (Photo by Bill …
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DEARBORN, Mich. (WXYZ) - The 100th anniversary of Rosa Parks' birth has been declared a National Day of Courage and it will be celebrated with a day long program at The Henry Ford museum.
The program will run from 9:30 am to 9:30 pm and will feature many nationally known speakers and lawmakers, including Congressman John Conyers, Senator Carl Levin and Civil Rights leader Julian Bond.
There will also be special displays and activities that will focus on the impact Parks and her actions had on our country.
These will include a special ceremony where the United States Postal Service will honor her with a stamp . The stamp will also be on sale at the museum as part of a special First-Day-of-Issue dedication ceremony.
Visitors to the museum will also be able to sit inside the actual bus Parks was on when she refused to give up her seat in 1955. The simple act of defiance is viewed by many as triggering the modern Civil Rights movement.
Beginning at 11:00 am the National Day of Courage events will be streamed online for the public to view through a video player provided by Detroit Public TV.
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