Obama unveils Rosa Parks statue

A statue of civil rights visionary Rosa Parks was revealed today by President Obama and congressional leaders. The statue stands 9-feet tall and marks the

President Obama and Congressional leaders revealed a 9-foot

President Obama and Congressional leaders revealed a 9-foot statue of Rosa Parks, a civil rights pioneer. (Credit: News 12 The Bronx)

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A statue of civil rights visionary Rosa Parks was revealed today by President Obama and congressional leaders.

The statue stands 9-feet tall and marks the first time a statue of an African-American woman resides in the capitol.

Parks died in 2005 at the age of 92, prompting President George W. Bush to direct congress to commission a statue in her likeness to honor her.

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