Rosa Parks statue unveiled at Capitol

Civil rights activist Rosa Parks is taking her place among American historical figures in Washington.

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Rosa Parks statue unveiled at the Capitol

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.

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