Statue Of Rosa Parks Will Be Dedicated In The Capital On February 27th

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    The late civil rights icon Rosa Parks, who broke racial barriers in 1955 when she would not move to the back of a segregated bus in Montgomery, Ala., will be posthumously part of another barrier-breaking moment on Feb. 27.The office of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced Tuesday that a statue of Parks will be dedicated that day in the National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol.

    According to Boehner’s office, “this will be the first statue of an African-American woman to be placed in the Capitol as part of the National Statuary Hall Collection.”
    President George W. Bush signed legislation in 2005 that directed Congress to add a statue of Parks to the Capitol’s collection.
    Parks, who would have turned 100 this month, died in 2005.

    article courtesy of BCNN1.com

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