Copper stolen from Rosa Parks’ preserved apartment

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MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Police say Rosa Parks’ apartment, a mini-museum in Montgomery, suffered heavy damage in a copper theft.

Dozens of units were stripped for the metal.

The home is where Parks returned in 1955 after her arrest for refusing to give up her seat to a white man on a Montgomery bus.

The entire housing community was under renovation, so no residents were currently living there.

Photos from inside the home show walls ripped out, counter-tops flipped, and other major damage among the mementos of Parks’ life.

An investigation is underway. There are no suspects at this time.

The ‘Mother of the Civil Rights Movement’ and her husband later moved to Detroit, where she died in October 2005.

 

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