Rosa Parks Memorial Statue Unveiled Today At U.S Capital

Today marks a new day in history for Black woman and Black History as whole. It has been more than half a century after the infamous Alabama City Bus incident with Rosa Parks. Looking back, December 1st 1955 Rosa parks who was 42 years of age at the time refused to give her seat to a white passenger on an Atlantic City Public Bus. A protest that caused uproar during the Civil rights movement starting the boycott of the local bus system. The Supreme Court resulted in banning segregation on public transportation in ’56. Parks passed away in 2005 at the age of 92, at which point President George W. Bush ordered the U.S. Congress to create a statue in her honor. Today a statue of Parks sitting with her hands crossed was unveiled in the U.S capital’s Statuary hall. President Obama attended the unveiling alongside several congressional leaders and members of Parks family. Rosa Parks is the first black woman to be honored with a statue in the U.S Capital.