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Rosa Parks Archive Heading to Library of Congress September 10, 2014

Filed under: Uncategorized — jerzygirl45 @ 1:13 am

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Hundreds of items from the civil rights figure Rosa Parks that were long kept hidden away in a warehouse will have a new home at the Library of Congress for the next 10 years.

Library officials announced Tuesday night that Howard Buffett, the son of billionaire investor Warren Buffett, is loaning the entire collection to the world’s largest library.

The collection includes about 1,500 items, including Parks’ personal correspondence and photographs, letters from presidents and her Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal.

Buffett’s foundation bought the Parks archive last month. He told The Associated Press at the time that he planned to give the items to an institution or museum. He said the items belong to the American people.

Some items will be shown in a 2015 exhibit.

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