Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled At US Capitol

Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled At US Capitol

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#1 Feb 27, 2013
Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled At US Capitol

Source: Sky News

The civil rights icon becomes the first black woman to be honoured with a full-length statue in the US Capitol's Statuary Hall.

8:49pm UK, Wednesday 27 February 2013
Sky News US Team, in New York

A statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks, who refused to give up her seat to a white man on a bus in segregated Alabama in 1955, has been unveiled at the US Capitol.

President Barack Obama helped unveil the statue, saying Mrs Parks had taken her rightful place among those who have shaped the course of US history.

He said: "We do well by placing a statue of her here, but we can do no greater honour to her memory than to carry forward the power of her principle and a courage born of conviction."
The statue honouring Mrs Parks resides in the Capitol's Statuary Hall
Mrs Parks was arrested for not giving up her seat, triggering the Montgomery bus boycott that brought a young clergyman, the Reverand Martin Luther King Jr, to national prominence as a civil rights leader.

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