The son of billionaire investment guruÂ Warren Buffett has purchased civil rights icon Rosa Parks‘ possessions.Â The belongings were stored in a New York warehouse, unseen for years.
Howard G. BuffettÂ said that his foundation plans to give the items, which include Parksâ€™ Presidential Medal of Freedom, to an institute or museum he hasnâ€™t yet selected. Buffett said the items belong to the American people. The items, including lamps, letters, and articles of clothing, have been valued at $10 million. The collection contains over 1,000 items.
A years-long legal fight between Parksâ€™ heirs and her friends led to the memorabilia being removed from Parks’ Detroit home and offered up to the highest bidder. The sale amount has not been revealed.