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Rosa Parks' Estate Planning Portfolio.

Among other documents, this portfolio contains a copy of Ms. Parks' will and all of her Estate paperwork. Of particular note is her Affidavit of Trust, with her signature at bottom. All documents are c. 1990s. Binder measures 11 1/2 x 10 1/2''.

From the Gregory Reed Collection. Gregory Reed was Rosa Parks' lawyer, and consequently had in his possession a number of documents relating to African American history and the Civil Rights movement. Additionally, he represented various Motown groups, including the Temptations.

Note: From 2007 to 2014, Guernsey's was the custodian of the complete Rosa Parks Archive. Guernsey's was chosen for this humbling task by a Detroit court. When instructed by the court to find a permanent home for the collection, it was made perfectly clear that no items could be sold individually and that indeed the Archive, for historic reasons, had to stay together.

With offers from the Smithsonian, the Henry Ford Museum, and many prominent Universities, the Archive was ultimately sold, intact, to the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. The Foundation never took possession of the Archive, but instead instructed Guernsey's to work closely with the United States Library of Congress, where the Archive now resides.

In an interview given on National Public Radio, Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden described the Rosa Parks Archive as the "most important collection within the Library of Congress's 120 million documents, rare books, and other holdings".

From the Gregory Reed Collection. Gregory Reed was Rosa Parks' lawyer, and consequently had in his possession a number of documents relating to African American history and the Civil Rights movement. Additionally, he represented the family members and Estates of members of various Motown groups, such as the Temptations.

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Rosa Parks' Estate Planning Portfolio, signed documents

Estimate $5,000 - $7,000Jul 26, 2018
New York, NY, USA