Obama Unveils Rosa Parks Statue in the Capitol’s National Statuary Hall

Parks is depicted standing on a rock, a symbol of her strong will

By on February 28th, 2013 15:26 GMT

President Obama has unveiled a statue of Rosa Parks in the Capital building. Parks' statue lies in the Capitol’s National Statuary Hall, as a testament to her contribution to supporting African Americans' Civil Rights.

According to the Belleville News Democrat, the woman that many dub a heroine for her courage in standing up for her rights would have been 100 years old this week.

This will be the first time a full statue of an African-American woman finds its place in the Capitol. In her depiction, she sits on a rock, an element included in order to better convey her determination and strong will.

“We say to ourselves, ‘It’s not my responsibility. There’s nothing I can do.’ Rosa Parks tells us there’s always something we can do,” the U.S. president describes.

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