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Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Boehner Lauds Rosa Parks Statue at US Capitol

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) along with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will host a statue dedication ceremony in honor of the late Rosa Louise Parks on Wednesday, February 27 at 11:00 A.M. ET in National Statuary Hall of the United States Capitol.

“All of the statues in this building are important, but none honor an African-American woman … that is, until next week, when Mrs. Parks takes her rightful place alongside the inventors, war heroes, freedom fighters, and doers who represent the heart of the American story. It’s another breakthrough for someone who has made so many of them possible” , said Boehner.

The unveiling of the statue will be followed by a speaking program which includes:
President Barack Obama

House Speaker John Boehner

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

Assistant Democratic Leader James E. Clyburn

Representatives of the Rosa Parks Family and the Rosa & Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development.

Watch live video Wednesday, Feburary 27, 2013 here.

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