Rosa Parks To Be First Black Woman Honored w/ U.S. Capitol Statue
Rosa Parks is set to become the first African American woman to be honored with a statue in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol.
Statuary Hall commemorates notable citizens from each state.
The ceremony will take place on February 27th.
The National Endowment for the Arts oversaw the design competition for a $250,000 prize to complete a bronze statue and pedestal.
Last week marked the centennial of Parks’ birthday, which was also honored by the U.S. Postal Service with a commemorative stamp.
The statue will not be the first time Parks has been honored in the U.S. Capitol. When she died in 2005, she became the first woman to lie in honor in the U.S. Capitol rotunda.
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