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Rosa Parks Statue

Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled At Capitol, Celebrated By AME Church

Religion News Service | Adelle M. Banks | Posted 03.03.2013 | Religion

WASHINGTON (RNS) A bronze statue of civil rights heroine Rosa Parks was unveiled at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday (Feb. 27), a day for members of her Afr...

Citizens of the Republic

William E. White | Posted 04.29.2013 | Impact
William E. White

In 1864, Congress authorized each state to provide statues of two individuals who were "illustrious for their historic renown or for distinguished civic or military services." The collection was installed in "the Old Hall of the House of Representatives," which was renamed the National Statuary Hall.

Young Relative Of Rosa Parks Gets To Touch Obama's Hair

Posted 02.27.2013 | Politics

President Barack Obama spoke at the dedication of the new Rosa Parks statue at the U.S. Capitol Wednesday. Many relatives of the civil rights icon att...