Thousands have been queuing up to pay respects to civil rights icon Rosa Parks, whose body is lying in state in Washington's Capitol.
An honour guard carried the casket into the Rotunda of the US Capitol.
She is the first woman and the second African-American to lie in honour there.
President George W Bush and his wife Laura attended a ceremony in Mrs Parks' honour in the Rotunda.
The service produced an outpouring of emotion.
Condoleezza Rice told the gathering that she would not be standing there as secretary of state without Rosa Parks.
Earlier, hundreds of mourners attended a memorial service in Alabama.
Civil rights leaders Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton were there. They can also claim to have benefited from Mrs Parks' legacy.