02/06/2013 10:07 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Coretta Scott King, Rosa Parks: Black History Photo Of The Day

A picture is certainly worth a thousand words. And what better way to celebrate Black History Month than by taking a moment to acknowledge the snapshots of time that represent the struggle and triumph of African-Americans through the years?

As part of our Black History Month coverage, we will be featuring one photo a day that honors years of groundbreaking achievements within the black community. These photos bring tears to our eyes, instill pride in our hearts and motivate us to carry on the legacy of strength and perseverance.

Today's photo was taken on January 14, 1980, showing Coretta Scott King giving Rosa Parks a kiss on the cheek as Parks received the Martin Luther King, Jr. Non-violent Peace Prize in Atlanta. Parks, who was the first woman to receive the award, was also honored by the U.S. Postal Service this week with a postage stamp commemorating her 100th birthday.

Check out the photo and share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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