More than half acentury after she refused to give up her seat on an Alabama city bus, Rosa Parks has a permanent place in the nation's capitol.
Parks is the first black woman to be honored with a statue in Washington, D.C.
On Wednesday President Barack Obama and congressional leaders from both parties attended the unveiling of the statue.
Parks is shown seated, her hands clasped in front of her and her eyes fixed forward.
On Dec. 1, 1955, Parks broke the law by refusing to give up her seat to a white passenger on a packed bus.
Her arrest touched off a yearlong boycott of the bus system, a turning point in the civil rights movement. In 1956, the Supreme Court banned segregation on public transportation.
Parks died in October 2005 at age 92.