Her niece Rhea McCauley helped to save the house from the demolition list
Rosa Parks is internationally recognised as the “mother of the modern day civil rights movement” in America. Her refusal to surrender her seat to a white male passenger on a Montgomery, Alabama bus, in 1955 sparked a wave of protests that helped to change the United States
She has been awarded the Spingarn Medal, the NAACP's highest award, and the prestigious Martin Luther King Jr. Award. In 1996, President Bill Clinton awarded Parks the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest honour given by the United States' executive branch. The following year, she was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest award given by the U.S. legislative branch. In 1999, TIME magazine named Rosa Parks on its list of "The 20 most influential People of the 20th Century."
You would think that the house that she lived in after becoming a national icon would be turned into a monument – but in fact, it ended up on the demolition list in Detroit, and was only saved by her niece Rhea McCauley and an artist, Ryan Mendoza
The house now resides in Berlin of all places and her niece Rhea McCauley joined Sean to let him know all about it