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The house in Detroit that Rosa Parks fled to in 1957 with her husband, will soon be sold for millions. Rosa refused to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama, resulting in her receiving death threats, forcing her to flee to Detroit.
The minimum bid for auction will be $1 million. The Auctioneer believes bids could get up to $3 million. Other African-American historic and cultural items will be sold on Thursday apart of the auction , including items from Michael Jackson and Malcolm X.
According to AP News, the tiny wood-framed house was set to be demolished in Detroit when it was rescued by Parks’ niece and American artist Ryan Mendoza, who shipped it to Berlin and made it into art.
Proceeds will be split between the Parks’ family and Mendoza.
Rosa Parks's former house is up for auction: https://t.co/qo3ezHl7Rx pic.twitter.com/KJuSNoiyNN
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Written by Clarke Jones