Congress OKs Rosa Parks Capitol Statue





Congress agreed Friday to place a statue of civil rights leader Rosa Parks in the Capitol's Statuary Hall.

Parks, who died Oct. 24 at age 92, refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery, Ala., bus in 1955 -- an act of civil disobedience that helped spark the civil rights movement.

Both the House and the Senate approved by voice vote a bill placing the statue in the Capitol and sent the legislation to President Bush for his signature.




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