WASHINGTON, DC – House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced today that they will dedicate a statue of the late Rosa L. Parks at a ceremony to be held on Wednesday, February 27 in National Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol.
On December 1, 2005, President George W. Bush signed into law H.R. 4145, legislation directing Congress to obtain a statue of Rosa Parks and provide for its placement in the United States Capitol. This will be the first statue of an African-American woman to be placed in the Capitol.
Additional details regarding the dedication of the statue will be announced closer to the date of the ceremony.