Rosa Parks will become the first African American woman to earn a statue on Capital Hill. Sen. Charles E. Schumer announced that Rosa’s statue will be placed in Statuary Hall. Each state in America sends two statues representing people from their state and Rosa has been chosen from Alabama. The statue will be arriving later this year. If anyone deserves a statue in the Hall, it’s certainly Rosa Parks. Read more below.
Sen. Charles E. Schumer was on hand during President Obama’s inauguration on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day and noted that the Congressional luncheon, which is held every year on that day, would be the last one without the presence of Rosa.