Rosa ParksFirst a stamp release on her 100th birthday and now Civil Rights icon Rosa parks will become the first African-American woman to have a statue dedicated to her on Capitol Hill. Word of this enormous honor came from the office of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who announced Tuesday that a statue of Parks will be dedicated on February 27th in the National Statuary Hall of the U.S. Capitol.

According to Boehner’s office:

“This will be the first statue of an African-American woman to be placed in the Capitol as part of the National Statuary Hall Collection.”

Oddly enough it was President George W. Bush who signed legislation in 2005 that directed Congress to add a statue of Parks to the Capitol’s collection. Maybe Kanye was wrong about Bush hating Black people. *’Ye shrug*

What other famous African-American icons would you like to see honored?

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