The son of billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett has purchased civil rights icon Rosa Parks‘ possessions. The belongings were stored in a New York warehouse, unseen for years.
Howard G. Buffett said that his foundation plans to give the items, which include Parks’ Presidential Medal of Freedom, to an institute or museum he hasn’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 Parks’ 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.