2:24pm February 28, 2013

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


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

About the Author

Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, speaker, strategist, comms expert and political analyst. She created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of Black members of Congress, in 2009. She's been a former staffer for the Senate Democratic Policy Committee and Director of Communications for Rep. Andre Carson (D-IN) and has had a very diverse career in politics and media. Ms. Burke appears regularly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne and has been seen on MSNBC. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail anytime: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @Crewof42. Instagram: LVB325. The ideas and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author, and have complete editorial independence from any Politic365 partners, sponsors, or advertisers.



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