A Place of Honor

Posted November 1, 2005 at 2:30pm

An officer opens the door of a hearse as the casket containing the body of the late civil rights activist Rosa Parks is brought out of the Capitol on Monday.

Parks, who died Oct. 24 at age 92, laid in honor Sunday and Monday in the Capitol Rotunda. She was the first woman and second black person to lie in state in the Rotunda, and the first unelected citizen to do so since 1998, when the honor was bestowed on slain Capitol Police officers Jacob Chestnut and John Gibson.