Home Where Rosa Parks Fled From Death Threats To Be Auctioned Off For Millions
She fled the South to a Detroit-area home to seek refuge from racism
July 26, 2018 at 7:28 pm
Civil rights icon Rosa Parks fled the racism of the South by moving to Detroit, Michigan.
The home she would call her haven is now being prepared to be auctioned. According to The Associated Press, bidding for the house will start at $1 million and could go up to $3 million.
Guernsey will auction the home and other items as part of its “African American Historic & Cultural Treasures” exhibit in New York City.
The small wooden home was relocated to Berlin after there were attempts to demolish Parks' house in 2016. Artist Ryan Mendoza and Parks' niece Rhea McCauley saved the home by turning it into a piece of art for others to see.
In 1957, she left Montgomery after she refused to give up her seat to a white bus rider two years prior. She received an influx of death threats and racialized harassment because of her act of bravery.
There will be several black historical items up for sale including the Jackson 5’s original recording contract, a few chapters of the original manuscript for Malcolm X’s autobiography featuring handwritten notes from Malcolm X and author Alex Haley as well as the original music sheets from The Temptations and The Supremes.
The auction will be held on Thursday, July 26.
The home Rosa Parks fled to in 1957 will soon be sold for millions pic.twitter.com/UALQeq6Owc— Newsweek (@Newsweek) July 26, 2018
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