Friday, October 28, 2005

Rosa Parks Honored in DC

The AP reports that Rosa Parks will be honored in the Capitol Building next week:
In death, Rosa Parks is joining a select few, including presidents and war heroes, accorded a public viewing in the Capitol Rotunda. It's the place where, six years ago, President Clinton and congressional leaders lauded the former seamstress for a simple act of defiance that changed the course of race relations.

On Sunday, Parks becomes the first woman to lie in honor in the vast circular room under the Capitol dome.

The House on Friday agreed by voice vote that the body of Parks will lie in honor in the Rotunda on Sunday and Monday "so that the citizens of the United States may pay their last respects to this great American." The Senate approved the resolution Thursday night.
Mrs. Parks passed away earlier this week at the age of 92.


Anonymous Daffyd said...

Interesting how the reporter had to work Clinton's name in there in the very first paragraph of the article. Even though it has absolutely nothing to do with the theme of the piece.

10/28/2005 4:32 PM  

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