Rosa Parks Statue, Capitol's First Of African-American Woman, To Be Dedicated
Rosa Parks - (1913–2005) African-American civil rights activist, whom the U.S. Congress called "the first lady of civil rights", & "mother of the freedom movement". In 1955, in Montgomery, Alabama, Parks refused to obey bus driver's order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. Her civil disobedience sparked the Montgomery Bus Boycott.
ROSA PARKS - received national recognition, including the NAACP's 1979 Spingarn Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Congressional Gold Medal, and a posthumous statue in the United States Capitol's National Statuary Hall. Upon her death in 2005, she was the first woman and second non-U.S. government official to lie in honor at the Capitol Rotunda.
40 quotes about life (for a pessimist) - Telegraph. "In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on." Robert Frost (1874-1963) won four Pulitzer Prizes for Poetry and was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal in 1960 for his poetical works. Picture: Getty Images