Congresswoman Tlaib Introduces Bill to Name Detroit Post Office After Rosa Parks
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Friday, Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib (MI-13) introduced legislation to rename the United States Postal Service office on Grand River Avenue in Detroit after Rosa McCauley Parks, the mother of the civil rights movement. The bill introduction comes as loved ones, and the world celebrates what would have been Rosa Parks 109th birthday.
“It is an honor to introduce legislation to rename a post office after Mother Rosa Parks,” said Congresswoman Tlaib. “Mother Parks was absolutely a pioneer and spoke truth to power. Her legacy will truly live on forever and I am so happy that she will be honored in this way. I thank Mother Parks’ family for their support in this effort.”
Upon passage, the post office located at 4744 Grand River Avenue in Detroit will be renamed the Rosa Louise McCauley Parks Post Office Building. The building is located just a block away from Rosa Parks Boulevard.
“As we celebrate Auntie Rosa’s 109th birthday today, we are incredibly excited that her memory will further be cemented in history,” said Rhea McCauley of the Rosa Parks Family Foundation and niece of Rosa Parks. “We know Auntie Rosa would consider it an honor to have a United States Postal office named after her and we thank Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib for putting this legislation forward to make it happen.”
In addition to being a civil rights leader known across the world, Rosa Parks is especially adored in Detroit and the 13th Congressional District. She lived in Detroit for nearly 50 years and worked extensively with Congressman John Conyers.
The complete bill text can be viewed here.