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.