Photos: Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled in U.S. Capitol

Photos: Rosa Parks Statue Unveiled in U.S. Capitol

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Rosa Louise Parks. With President Obama present in Statuary Hall, the Rosa Parks statue was formally dedicated yesterday in the U.S. Capitol.

“This statue speaks for itself… we place her here where many fought to prevent a day like this,” said House Speaker John Boehner (D-OH).  The statue does speak for itself.  Photos below by Benjamin Jay Myers. Photos above by Lauren Victoria Burke.

Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV), U.S. President Barack Obama, Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Assistant Democrat Leader James Clyburn pose for a photo during a ceremony to unveil a statue of

U.S. President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) unveil a statue of Rosa Parks during a ceremony in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol while flanked by other Congressional leaders

U.S. President Barack Obama and Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) place their hand over there chest as the Color Guard proceed in during a ceremony to unveil a statue of Rosa Parks in Statuary Hall in the U.S. Capitol

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