Rosa Parks statue unveiled in D.C., WSFA will air and stream liv - Montgomery Alabama news.

Rosa Parks statue unveiled in D.C., WSFA will air and stream live

Posted: Updated:

Rosa Parks will make more history today by becoming the first black woman to be honored with a full-length statue in the Capitol's Statuary Hall.   The unveiling will begin at 10:00 a.m. and WSFA 12 News will carry NBC's coverage live on the air and live streamed on and the WSFA mobile news app.

President Barack Obama, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker John Boehner are among the dignitaries taking part in the unveiling.  More than 50 of Parks' relatives traveled to Washington for the ceremony.

Parks has been honored previously in Washington with the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1996 and the Congressional Gold Medal in 1999, both during the Clinton administration.

Parks died Oct. 24, 2005, at age 92. The U.S. Postal Service issued a stamp in her honor on Feb. 4, which would have been her 100th birthday.

To watch the ceremony go to or click on the Live newscast video link on WSFA's mobile news app.

Copyright 2013 WSFA 12 News.  All rights reserved.

AP contributed to this story.

Powered by WorldNow