Senate Passes Tlaib Bill to Rename Detroit Post Office After Rosa Parks, Heads to President’s Desk
WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, the United States Senate passed Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib’s (MI-13) 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. Rep. Tlaib introduced the bill earlier this year on what would’ve been Rosa Parks’ 109th birthday. The bill will now head to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law.
“On Tuesday, the United States Senate voted to honor a visionary and courageous civil rights leader in Mother Rosa Parks,” said Congresswoman Tlaib. “It has truly been a personal honor to partner with Mother Parks’ family to keep this freedom fighter’s legacy alive in yet another powerful way. The United States Post Office that will be renamed the Rosa Louise McCauley Parks Post Office Building is located near Mother Parks’ home when she lived in Detroit. Despite efforts to erase the history of leaders like Rosa Parks, Dr. King, Fannie Lou Hamer, and many others, we will continue to uplift those who bent the arc of the moral universe toward justice. I look forward to President Biden signing this historic bill.”
Upon the President’s signature, 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.
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.