Leader Cantor Participates In Historic Rosa Parks Statue Unveiling Ceremony
February 27, 2013
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) today participated in the unveiling of a new statue honoring Rosa Parks in the U.S. Capitol. This is the first statue of an African-American woman and the only one of a national figure displayed in Statuary Hall:

“Today, we celebrate the life of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks, whose quiet determination helped promote freedom and equality for all. Standing among statues of America's great leaders, Rosa Parks serves as a constant reminder of the courage and contributions made to the civil rights movement. Rosa Parks is an inspiring symbol to all Americans, and there is no better place to keep her legacy alive than here in the halls of Congress."