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U.S. Postal Service to Present Rosa Parks Commemorative Stamp to Rutgers-Camden
A true American hero will be honored during a special ceremony at Rutgers-Camden at 12:15 p.m. Wednesday, March 22.
Members of the United States Postal Service will present Rutgers-Camden with an enlarged replica of a stamp commemorating the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement, Rosa Parks, who died in October.
The stamp portraying Parks is titled Montgomery Bus Boycott, and depicts her 1955 act of defiance that sparked the modern Civil Rights Movement. Parks stamp is part of a 10-part series, To Form a More Perfect Union, commemorating the Civil Rights Movement.
Wayne Glasker, an associate professor of history and director of the African American Studies Program at Rutgers-Camden, will lead the tribute. Rutgers-Camden faculty, staff, and students will be in attendance.
The event is sponsored by the following campus organizations: the African American Studies Program, the Black Student Union, Student Governing Association, the Office of Campus Involvement, and the Social Justice Committee.
The event will be held in room 206 of the Law School Building, located at Fifth and Lawrence Sts. on the Rutgers-Camden campus.
For more information, contact Glasker at (856) 225-6220 (office).