President Obama will head to the Capitol next week for the dedication of a new statue honoring civil rights icon Rosa Parks, a White House official confirmed Wednesday.


Courtesy William J. Clinton Presidential Library and Museum, National Archives

The statue – which will be the first of an African American woman to be placed in the Capitol -- will be unveiled next Wednesday at 11 a.m. in Statuary Hall, the exhibition space that sits just south of the Capitol Rotunda.