Would the Real Rosa Parks Please Stay Seated

We remember Mrs. Rosa Parks this week and celebrate her birthday [February 4th]. Although she passed in 2005, her legacy lives. (Mrs. Parks was the first black woman to have her body lay in the Capitol Rotunda and have a statue placed in the National Statuary Hall of the Capitol). Then House Speaker John Boehner pointed out that her statue was positioned “right in the gaze” of former Confederate president Jefferson Davis. Ha. Ha. Ha. She is one of the most famous veterans of the Civil Rights Movement—remembered for refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white man.

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