Image description: On February 27, a statue of Rosa Parks commissioned by Congress was unveiled in National Statuary Hall in the United States Capitol, approximately 100 years after her birth on February 4, 1913.
Rosa Parks, whose arrest in 1955 for refusing to yield her seat on a segregated bus to a white passenger, helped ignite the modern American civil rights movement. This bronze statue shows Parks seated on a rock-like formation of which she seems almost a part, symbolizing her famous refusal to give up her bus seat.
Photo from the Architect of the Capitol
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