Rosa Parks statue unveiled at Capitol
Civil rights activist Rosa Parks is taking her place among American historical figures in Washington.
A bronze statue of Parks was unveiled in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall Wednesday.
She is the first African-American woman added to the marbled hall.
President Barack Obama and top leaders in Congress helped dedicate the 9-foot statue during a ceremony.
It was commissioned by Congress in 2005, on the 50th anniversary of when Parks refused to give up her bus seat to a white man in Alabama.