WASHINGTON (AP) — More than 30,000 Americans streamed through the U.S. Capitol Rotunda to pay tribute Monday to Rosa Parks, filing by her casket in hushed awe of the woman whose defiant act on a city bus inspired the modern civil rights movement.
Honor guards keep a vigil in the Capitol Rotunda where Rosa Parks lies in honor early Monday. Honor guards keep a vigil in the Capitol Rotunda where Rosa Parks lies in honor early Monday.
By Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP
"I rejoice that my country recognizes that this woman changed the course of American history, that this woman became a cure for the cancer of segregation," said the Rev. Vernon Shannon, 68, pastor of John Wesley African-Methodist-Episopal Zion in Washington, one of many who rose before dawn to see the casket.
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