On the heels of Martin Luther King’s birthday and the second inauguration of President Obama, we’ve learned that Rosa Parks will be honored on Capitol Hill.
The late civil rights activist and icon will be memorialized with a statue in her likeness later this year at Capitol Hill’s Statuary Hall.
Parks, who is known as the “mother of the civil rights movement,” will become the first African-American woman to receive this honor.
As tradition would have it, each state donates two statues of their most honorable citizens to Capitol Hill. Ms. Parks is being recognized by the state of Alabama as she famously refused to give up her seat to a white person on a bus in the city of Montgomery.