wjz-13 all-news-99-1-wnew 1057-the-fan 1300logo2_67x35
FOOTBALL FRENZY: Ravens To Play Final Preseason Game Vs. Saints On Thursday | Stats & Recaps | Play The Pro Football Challenge | Ravens News | Upload Your Purple Pride Photos | Knockout Pool

Local

National Cathedral To Install Statue Of Rosa Parks

View Comments
Rosa Parks

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up

WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington National Cathedral is preparing to dedicate a new carving of civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks in a section of the church devoted to human rights.

The Episcopal cathedral formally installs the new sculpture Thursday with a ceremony of evening prayer songs. The carving of Parks will join others on the cathedral’s Human Rights Porch that celebrates those who struggled to bring equality and social justice to all people.

Other figures include former first lady Eleanor Roosevelt.

One of Parks’ nieces, Rhea McCauley, will join the ceremony, along with Elaine Eason Steele, co-founder of the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development.

Parks’ refusal to give up her Montgomery, Ala., bus seat to a white passenger in 1955 is often cited as the start of the movement against segregation.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 3,182 other followers