WASHINGTON -- Rosa Parks made history in 1955 by refusing to move to the back of the bus. She will make history again next week when her statue is placed in the U.S. Capitol.
It will be the first full-size statue of an African American in the Capitol collection of more than 180 statues, a popular tourist attraction. There are busts of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. and Sojourner Truth. A statue of Frederick Douglass is expected to be added soon.
"It’s another breakthrough for someone who has made so many of them possible,’’ House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) of the Parks statue.
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