A pair of eyeglasses and and a typing textbook that belonged to Rosa Parks are displayed at Guernsey's Auctioneers in New York. A years-long legal fight between Parks' heirs and her friends led to memorabilia being taken away from her home city of Detroit and offered up to the highest bidder. But so far, no high bidder has emerged.
Photo by Associated Press /Chattanooga Times Free Press .
published Sunday, April 13th, 2014
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NEW YORK — At a time when interest in civil rights memorabilia is rekindled, a lifetime’s worth of Rosa Parks’ belongings — among them her Presidential Medal of Freedom — sits in a New York warehouse, unseen and unsold.