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CBS News 2 Dec 2019

Rosa Parks honored with statue in Montgomery, Alabama


A new statue was dedicated to civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks in Alabama's capital of Montgomery on Sunday. The bronze monument was unveiled on the 64th anniversary of one of the key moments in the civil rights movement.

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Alabama's capital, a city once known as the cradle of the Confederacy and later the birthplace of the civil rights movement, elected its first African American mayor Tuesday. Probate Judge Steven Reed, 45, clasped the history-making victory to be elected the next mayor of Montgomery after defeating businessman David Woods by a decisive margin.
A bronze statue has been dedicated to Sully, President George H.W. Bush's devoted service dog. Sully was the guest of honor at the unveiling of Bush's presidential library in College Station, Texas. The statue is life-sized, standing 30 and a half inches tall and weighing over 60 pounds. It was commissioned by America's VetDogs and was sculpted by Susan Bahary. Sully looked impressed by his likeness.
Mayor Steven Reed says he'll work to raise teachers' and first responders' salaries and "reinvest in" Montgomery's neighborhoods.

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