Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Over 8,000 items and artifacts from the life of civil rights activists Rosa Parks may soon be displayed in a museum and viewable by scholars and the public. The Buffett Foundation is now the owner of the collection, which it purchased at Parks’ estate sale. The Foundation has not yet decided which museum or institution will be chosen to house the collection. The proceeds from the estate sale will be split amongst Parks’ 15 heirs and the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development.
See Bill Laitner, Rosa Parks’ Heirs and Institute Gain From Estate Sale, Detroit Free Press, Sept. 2, 2014.
Special thanks to Brian Cohan (Attorney at Law, Law Offices of Brian J. Cohan, P.C.) for bringing this article to my attention.