Christina Ng
  • Rosa Parks Memorabilia

    President Bill Clinton awarded Parks the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 1996, and the collection includes the medal, her certificate, a photo signed by the president and the pink dress she wore to the ceremony.
    Christina Ng
  • Rosa Parks Memorabilia

    Guernsey's Auctioneers estimates that the entire collection could sell for up to $10 million and hopes a buyer, or group of buyers, will buy the collection and donate it to an institution or museum.
    Christina Ng
  • Rosa Parks Memorabilia

    One of Parks' many awards is shown here with photos from her work with her church, to which she was extremely devoted. She was buried in her deaconess uniform.
    Christina Ng
  • Rosa Parks Memorabilia

    This shelf displays Parks' honorary degree from Tuskegee University and the red felt hat she wore to meet the pope.
    Christina Ng
  • Rosa Parks Memorabilia

    Among Rosa Parks' personal items are her hats, address book, handkerchief, rosary and signature eyeglasses.
    Christina Ng
  • Rosa Parks Memorabilia

    Parks was a seamstress before devoting most of her time to the civil rights movement. The outfits on this rack were worn for events ranging from a meeting with the pope to a visit with schoolchildren.
    Christina Ng
  • Rosa Parks Memorabilia

    Parks had an affinity for hats, from these that she wore for special occasions to hat boxes filled with baseball caps.
    Christina Ng
  • Rosa Parks Memorabilia

    Parks saved many smaller items, including this collection of buttons from political events, ceremonies and other visits.
    Christina Ng
  • Rosa Parks Memorabilia

    The collection includes hundreds of pages of letters and other recollections written by Parks, beginning at the age of 12. Many of the writings are on the back of NAACP papers because Parks did not have access to much writing paper.
    Christina Ng
  • Rosa Parks Memorabilia

    Some of Parks' books go as far back as her schoolgirl days. One of the books is about Booker T. Washington and has Parks' notes in pencil written in the margins.
    Christina Ng
  • Rosa Parks Memorabilia

    The Parks family Bible is shown here, a treasure passed on through generations of the family.
    Christina Ng
  • Rosa Parks Memorabilia

    Parks' lighter side is also revealed in the collection, such as her recipe for Feather Light Peanut Butter Pancakes shown here.
    Christina Ng
  • Rosa Parks Memorabilia

    The Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. sent Parks a postcard while he was vacationing in Rome to let her know he was still thinking about their civil rights work.
    Christina Ng
  • Rosa Parks Memorabilia

    A warehouse is housing the bulk of the more than 8,000 items in the collection. Bins, such as this one, hold Parks' family albums.
    Christina Ng
  • Rosa Parks Memorabilia

    Boxes at the warehouse are holding Parks' photos, books, clothing, awards, letters and many other personal items.
    Christina Ng
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