Rep. Tlaib submits bill to name Detroit Post Office after Rosa Parks | Detroit News | Detroit

The intersection of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr.  on the west side of Detroit.  - STEVE NEAVLING

  • Steve Neavling
  • The intersection of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr. on the west side of Detroit.

Civil rights icon Rosa Parks may soon get her name on a Detroit post office.

The American rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Detroit, enacted legislation Friday – Park’s birthday – which would designate the U.S. Postal Service building at 4744 Grand River Ave. as “Rosa Louise McCauley Parks Post Office Building.”

The building is located just south of Rosa Parks Boulevard on the west side of the city.

“It is an honor to introduce legislation to rename a post office after Mother Rosa Parks,” Tlaib said in a statement. “Mother Parks was definitely a pioneer and spoke the truth to power. Her legacy will truly live on forever and I am so glad she will be honored in this way. I thank Mother Parks’ family for their support in this effort. ”

Parks is often credited with igniting the civil rights movement when she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, in 1955.

Two years later, she moved to Detroit, where she lived until her death in 2005.

To honor Parks on her birthday, the Detroit Department of Transportation is offering free tours Friday and Monday.

“A very appropriate way to honor this brave lady who spent her last years living here in Detroit,” Duggan tweeted.

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Her picture is also shown on two DDOT buses this week.

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