Photos | Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled at the Capitol

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17 Responses to Photos | Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled at the Capitol

  1. Photo of the Day: President Obama talks w/ Congressional leaders at the Capitol before Rosa Parks statue dedication

    Photo of the Day-President Obama talks with Congressional leaders at the Capitol before Rosa Parks statue dedication

  2. rikyrah says:

    this gallery is terrific.

  3. President Obama holds three year old relative of Rosa Parks after the unveiling of a statue in her honor

    President Obama with a three-year-old relative of Rosa Parks after the unveiling of a statue in her honor

    • Ametia says:

      Priceless… You look like ME! LOL

      • jamalA says:

        Yeah, grandad material there… Lol! I hope people outside of the one’s who read this post dig into her history, find out that she and her husband were no pacifists. What gave her the courage was that they were already activists who had been used to being threaten and in their house they were PACK’IN HEAT and knew how to use it!

      • Ametia says:

        Hi JamalA. That’s the thing, these folks are fearful anyway, and nothing frightens them more than a black man packing heat. That’s what all this second amendment nonsense is about.
        The crazies yell about our Founding Fathers this and that, meaning we want to go back to the good old days when darkies didn’t have the same rights afforded them during slavery.

  4. vitaminlover says:

    How elegant is the statue and may I add how elegant is my President?

  5. This was terrific. Great job! Love your blog. Barbara

  6. Ametia says:

    WOW! This Rosa Parks gallery is one for the archives, SG2! It’s STELLAR! Thanks! :-)

  7. Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled At Capitol

    WASHINGTON (WWJ/AP) – President Barack Obama says civil rights icon Rosa Parks has taken her rightful place among those who have shaped the course of U.S. history.

    Obama and House Speaker John Boehner unveiled the 9-foot bronze statue of Parks in a ceremony at the Capitol. Parks becomes the first black woman to be honored with a full-length statue in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall.

    “Rosa Parks tell us there’s always something we can do. She tells us that we all have responsibilities, to ourselves and to one another,” Obama said. “She reminds us that this is how change happens — not mainly through the exploits of the famous and the powerful, but through the countless acts of often anonymous courage and kindness and fellow feeling and responsibility that continually, stubbornly, expand our conception of justice — our conception of what is possible.”

    Also among those to speak at Wednesday’s event was Congressman James Clyburn of South Carolina called Parks the first lady of civil rights and the saint of an endless struggle. “This statue forever ordains Rosa Parks’ status as an icon of our nation’s struggles to live out its declaration that we are all created equal,” Clyburn said.

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