By Mike DeNardo
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — There’s a new face on a popular exhibit at the National Constitution Center.READ MORE: Off-Duty Philadelphia Police Officer Riding Motorcycle Killed In Crash
“He really inspires me and I don’t think he gets any recognition at all in history.”READ MORE: Jersey Shore Business Owners Warn Vacationers To Prepare To Pay Up This Summer
So Indianapolis ninth-grader Sophia George nominated Civil War-era Congressman Thaddeus Stevens to be included among the 100 faces on the Constitution Center’s American National Tree.
Her winning essay about the U.S. Representative from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, who drafted the 14th Amendment, was chosen from among 250 entries.
“He advocated equal rights for African-Americans, and I think that that’s still a big social issue today.”
And having her choice now on permanent national display? “It’s kind of like an unreal feeling. I haven’t wrapped my head around it yet!”MORE NEWS: Student At Coatesville Area Senior High School Stabbed 6 Times During Fight
The induction was part of the celebration of the 228th anniversary of the U.S. Constitution.