Rosa Parks 1st Black Woman Honored With A Statue On Capitol Hill

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Rosa Parks, the civil rights leader, will become the first African-American woman to have her likeness depicted in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall when a statue of her is installed later this year, Senator Charles E. Schumer, Democrat of New York, said in an interview Thursday.

Parks is known as the “mother of the freedom movement” and the” first lady of Civil Rights movement” and gained these impressive titles from refusing to give up her seat in the Colored section on the bus when the White section was filled, to a White rider in 1955.

The post office will also honor Rosa Parks with a  commemorative stamp after Feb. 4. The “Historic Forever” stamp will honor Parks’ 100th birthday

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