The Detroit home Rosa Parks sought shelter at after she was forced to flee the South in the 1950s will be auctioned in New York City along with hundreds of other items from the Civil Rights-era.
The tiny, two-story home will be among nearly 700 items Guernsey’s will have available on Wednesday and Thursday for its African American Historic & Cultural Treasures auction.
Parks' home is part of an auction that will feature hundreds of items related to African American history and the Civil Rights Movement.
The house Rosa Parks' stayed at in Detroit after she fled the South will be auctioned in New York for a starting price of one million dollars
Parks was a Civil Rights activist. She is pictured in her booking photo taken at the time of her arrest for refusing to give up her seat on the bus to a white passenger
Rosa Parks' house door previewed by Guernsey's Auction house on July 24, 2018 in New York
A tuxedo labeled as 'James Brown' previewed with other items by Guernsey's Auction house on July 24, 2018 in New York
A book ''Slavery'' previewed by Guernsey's Auction house on July 24, 2018 in New York
Photos and posters that will be on sale at an auction by Guernsey's in New York on Wednesday and Thursday
A book 'Teachings of the New Testament on Slavery' previewed by Guernsey's Auction house on July 24
Louis Armstrong and Dave Brubeck signed booking letters by J.S. Allen previewed by Guernsey's Auction house on July 24, 2018
Parks, known as the Mother of the Civil Rights Movement, moved into her brother's Detroit home in 1957, two years after she refused to give up her bus seat for a white passenger in Montgomery, Alabama and fled the area over death and jail threats.
Her relatives say Parks stayed at the Detroit home with 17 of her other relatives.
The historic home also includes ceramic sculptures of furniture that was in the house when Parks lived there. Asking price for the home starts at $1million.
According to Guernsey’s, proceeds from the sale will be split between Parks' family and artist Ryan Mendoza who helped save the house when it was going to be demolished and rebuilt it in his yard turning it into a work of art.
In addition to Parks' home, Guernsey’s will auction hundreds of other Civil Rights-era items including a letter she wrote in 1955 when she first met Dr.