Rosa Parks Bronze Medal 3 Inchhttps://catalog.usmint.gov/rosa-parks-bronze-medal-3-inch-980.html
- Honors the contributions of Rosa Parks
- A bronze duplicate of the Congressional Gold Medal
The 3” Bronze Rosa Parks Medal is a replica of the Congressional Gold Medal honoring her contributions to the nation during the civil rights movement.
Rosa Parks is recognized as the “first lady of civil rights” and the “Mother of the freedom movement,” and her quiet dignity ignited the most significant social movement in the history of the United States. Parks was arrested on December 1, 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, for refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white man, and her stand for equal rights became legendary.
The obverse features her portrait with “ROSA PARKS” inscribed along the top and “MOTHER OF THE MODERN DAY CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT” centered along the bottom and sides. The reverse features the inscription “QUIET STRENGTH” centered along the top, framed by a swag of oak leaves on the left and right sides and the inscriptions “PRIDE, DIGNITY, COURAGE” and “BY ACT OF CONGRESS 1999” centered across the bottom.
|Design:||Medal engraved based on designs by Artis Lane
Obverse Engraver: Al Maletsky
Reverse Engraver: John Mercanti
|Authorizing Legislation:||Public Law 106-26|
|Place Struck:||Philadelphia (no mint mark)|