Rosa Parks statue unveiled at Capitol, celebrated by AME Church

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A bronze statue of civil rights heroine Rosa Parks was unveiled Thursday at the U.S. Capitol, a day for fellow members of her African Methodist Episcopal Church to celebrate one of their own. RNS photo by Adelle M. Banks.

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WASHINGTON (RNS) A bronze statue of civil rights heroine Rosa Parks was unveiled Wednesday at the U.S. Capitol, a day for fellow members of her African Methodist Episcopal Church to celebrate one of their own among the pantheon of American heroes.