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March 5, 2021
Alabama
Alabama
Auction House Wants Buyer for Parks' Items
(2008-07-03)
(APR - Alabama Public Radio ) - An auction house in New York City is trying to find a buyer for thousands of personal items that belonged to Rosa Parks.

The items include her presidential and congressional medals, a post card from Martin Luther King Junior and the hat Parks is believed to have been wearing the day she refused to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery city bus back in 1955.

The auction house is hoping to sell the items to a museum, university or other institution. Auction officials say the most interest in the collection has come from the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Troy University, home to the Rosa Parks Library and Museum in Montgomery.

Officials estimate the items to be worth 10 million dollars.

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