When civil rights leader Mrs. Rosa Parks died in October 2005
she was honored in a manner unlike that given to any other American
woman. Her remains were brought to Washington, DC and people
were given the opportunity to pay their respects at the US Capitol.
This photo essay attempts to give insight into just how many people
came to honor her. Many said that they had to be there and
would wait no matter how long it would take to go through the lines.
People from every walk of life came out and waited patiently to walk pass her coffin. Lines snaked throughout the mall and people visited with each other and shared stories about how much Miss Rosa meant to them. It was truly an honor to be there.
The first images are of the first evening at the Capitol and show buses arriving bringing the family and celebrities. The next images show the long lines and people fellowshipping with each other The pictures towards the end show the procession after the funeral as it arrives at the Thurgood Marshall BWI airport in Maryland in preparation for Mrs. Parks final departure from the Washington area.
Rosa Parks' funeral was held on Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2005.
Thank you Rosa Parks!