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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  • The Comment

    Wow……Boehner made the announcement! Did he cry? Cause I don’t believe the man until he starts crying.

    This is good news considering all the negative efforts to portray black women as useless baby mamas.

    • TajMarie

      Yes, it is indeed. However, not much is spoken about women such as Fannie Lou Hamer and other Black Women who were influential in the Civil Rights Movement. It would be nice if we could have syndication of such shows highlighting such women as opposed to many of these ratchet reality shows.

      Btw, please ignore the avatar. I used to have it for another website and haven’t figured out how to get rid of it. I am working on that though.

    • The Comment

      I would love to see Fannie Lou Hamer immortalized!

    • Agreed! It is always great that Mrs. Parks is getting much deserved praise and shine but let’s not forget our other heroes and heroines who aren’t talked about there were many more like the great Mrs. Parks.

  • Rue

    Bravo Ms Parks. May your brave acts continue to inspire us to challenge the status-quo. As MLK said “In the end we remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends”. Your loudness, dear friend, deserves great accolades.

  • Good, Mrs Parks deserves this.

    Malcolm X but they would never do that. How about Harriet Tubman or the Johnson’s (pub Ebony Jet), A.Phillip Randolph.

  • Pat

    It’s great to see Mrs. Parks honored. I would like to see Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X, and wait for this one….Nat Turner. I know this is reaching by far. A part of me has always admired Nat Turner’s courage and bravery. However, not the actual act, but his desire to fight against the institution of enslavement.

    • @ Pat,
      Gurl you know Nat Turner or Denmark Vessey will never get the level of shine via the mainstream in this country. Imagine if President Obama even suggested such a t
      hing. Fox News would call him President Durango.

  • kc

    Boehner embraced a statue of Rosa Parks? Now, if only he’d embrace her message…