Pictured: Rosa Parks in June 1999, when she was presented with a Congressional Gold Medal.
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The office of House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced Tuesday that a statue of Parks will be dedicated that day 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."
President George W. Bush signed legislation in 2005 that directed Congress to add a statue of Parks to the Capitol's collection.
Parks, who would have turned 100 this month, died in 2005.
SOURCE: MARK MEMMOTT