Today marks what would have been the 100th birthday of Rosa Parks. According to a Feb. 4 CBS News report, the United States Postal Service has issued a new postage stamp featuring a portrait of Parks to mark the occasion. It is a forever stamp, which means it can be used at any time, regardless of the current postage costs.
This just one of the ways America is celebrating the civil rights activist. Celebrations are happening all over the country. The Henry Ford museum in Michigan is celebrating with music, speeches and presentations all day.
Rosa was arrested in Alabama in 1955 after refusing to take a seat on a bus. A replica of the bus is on permanent display at the Henry Ford museum. Parks later moved to Michigan before dying in 2005.
Teach children the importance of Rosa Park’s statement with a variety of free printable coloring pages. These pages can be used throughout February to celebrate Black History Month. Click through the list for links to five different activities.