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President Obama, Lawmakers Dedicate Rosa Parks Statue

Washington, DC
Wednesday, February 27, 2013

President Obama and lawmakers gather for the dedication of a statue of the late Rosa Parks at a ceremony in Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol.

The President along with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) dedicate the statue.

Congress authorized the statue back in 2005 shortly after she passed away. She is the first African-American woman to have a statue in her honor in the Capitol.

Updated: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 at 12:25pm (ET)

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