Rosa Parks Statue

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A plan to erect a statue of Rosa Parks in the US Capitol building is starting to gain momentum. Several members of Congress have filed legislation that would see a statue honoring the late civil rights icon placed in the building's famed Statuary Hall.

Among those who have introduced legislation seeking the statue are Senators Barack Obama of Illinois and John Kerry and Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts. Congressman Jesse Jackson Junior has introduced similar legislation in the House.

The proposal would make Parks the first black woman to be represented in Statuary Hall. Parks' getting in may mean a move for one of the statues already there. The number of statues in the hall is limited to 102 per state.