President Barack Obama flanked by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (left) and House Speaker John Boehner applaud during the unveiling of a statue of Rosa Parks at the United States Capitol in Washington, DC. HERE: Sen. Mary Landrieu narrates a video on Rosa Parks as her statue is unveiled.| Olivier Douliery/Abaca Press/MCT
MSX International employees work in Sept. 2002 on the restoration of the historic Montgomery, Alabama, bus No. 2857, on which Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on Dec. 1, 1955. | J. KYLE KEENER/MCT
In this photo from the National Archives, Edith Lee Payne, of Detroit, was pictured on her 12th birthday at the March on Washington on August 28, 1963. She had no idea she had been photographed, let alone that over the years her face had become so well known. | U.S. National Archives/MCT
House Assistant Democratic Leader Jim Clyburn, speaking Thursday at the cottage where Abraham Lincoln drafted the Emancipation Proclamation, celebrated its 150th anniversary but warned that one of the most important products of the slain president’s visionary leadership is under threat at the Supreme Court. » read more
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