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House where Rosa Parks sought refuge after fleeing the South to go on auction

By Ayana Archie and Brandon Griggs, CNN

In 1957, two years after her famous refusal to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus, Rosa Parks fled to Detroit to escape death threats.

There, she and her husband lived for some time in a modest clapboard house with her brother, her brother’s wife and their 13 children.

The house eventually fell into disrepair and was almost demolished. But after a long and unlikely journey — which included the house being dismantled, shipped to Germany and displayed as an art installation — it will be sold by a New York auction house next month.


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