Rosa Parks statue unveiled

Associated Press
In a June 15, 1999 file photo Rosa Parks smiles during a Capitol Hill ceremony where  Parks was honored with the Congressional Gold Medal in Washington.   Parks will become the first black woman to be honored with a full-length statue in the Capitol’s Statuary Hall on Wednesday Feb. 27, 2013.   (AP Photo/Khue Bui)

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President Barack Obama and congressional leaders unveiled a full-length statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks in the Capitol on Feb. 27, paying tribute to a figure whose name became synonymous with courage in the face of injustice.

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