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WASHINGTON, D.C. -
Officials in Washington are unveiling a statue of the woman whose actions sparked the Montgomery bus boycott nearly 60 years ago.
President Obama is slated to attend a ceremony for the statue of Rosa Parks on Wednesday.
The civil right pioneer will be the first African-American woman to be honored with a full-sized statue in the Capitol.
Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery city bus in 1955. Her arrest prompted the bus boycott and helped start the modern civil rights movement.
The 9-foot-tall image of Parks is the first full-sized statue to be funded by Congress since 1873.
The ceremony to honor Parks was announced by House Speaker John Boehner.
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