Rosa Parks Statue, First for a Black Woman


Civil Rights Activist Rosa Parks became the first African-American woman to receive a statue in the Capitol when President Obama and congressional leaders unveiled it Wednesday. Parks is depicted sitting, clutching her purse, much as she did in the bus protest that made her famous.
Obama (left) also earlier sat in the same historic seat from the same bus. Parks, (right) with Martin Luther King, Jr., in 1956 during Montgomery bus boycott.