Rosa Parks Statue Restored
The life-size bronze sculpture of Rosa Parks has received a makeover.
With the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery bus boycott on Tuesday, sculptor Erik Blome recently returned to touch up the sculpture 15 years after the statue was placed in the Rosa Parks Museum in Montgomery. The sculpture was touched up after wearing down and losing some color from constant touching and interaction.
The Montgomery Advertiser reports that Blome touched up the sculpture Nov. 19. The sculpture depicts Parks sitting on a bus seat, hands settled on a purse in her lap.
Blome says most of the wear on the sculpture occurred Parks' hands and purse when museum-goers would sit next to her. He says the amount of wear after 15 years is somewhat unusual for an indoor sculpture.
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton will be in Alabama this week to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott.