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Speaker Boehner, President Obama, and Congressional leaders came together yesterday in the National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol to dedicate a statue of civil rights icon Rosa Parks.  It is the first statue of an African-American woman to be placed in the U.S. Capitol.  Check out this gallery of photos from yesterday’s events: 

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Speaker John Boehner delivers remarks at the Rosa Parks statue unveiling ceremony in National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol.  February 27, 2013.  (Official Photo by Heather Reed)


National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol, just hours before the unveiling of a statue honoring civil rights icon Rosa Parks.  February 27, 2013.  (Official Photo by Heather Reed)


This statue of Rosa Parks, seen here on the day it was delivered, is the first statue of an African-American woman to be placed in the U.S. Capitol.  February 22, 2013.