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Washington Honors Rosa Parks

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Rosa Parks’ casket is carried into Metropolitan AME Church in Washington D.C., where she was honored for her contribution to the civil rights movement. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
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Rosa Parks’ casket is carried out of Metropolitan AME Church in Washington D.C., where she was honored for her contribution to the civil rights movement. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
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Oprah Winfrey, Chairman of Harpo Inc., was one of the many dignitaries who paid tribute to Rosa Parks at the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington D.C. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
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Opera Winfrey, Chairman of Harpo Inc., was one of the many dignitaries who paid tribute to Rosa Parks at the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington D.C. She was honored for her role in the civil rights movement. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
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Hundreds gathered at the Metropolitan AME Church in Washington D.C. to pay tribute to civil rights pioneer Rosa Parks. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
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Wanda Stansbury cries as she watches the hearse carrying Rosa Parks’ casket leave Metropolitan AME Church after the memorial service held in her honor. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
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