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Rosa Parks's handwritten letter about Martin Luther King Jr. goes up for sale

August 2, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

A letter that Rosa Parks wrote in remembrance of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. nearly a decade after his death is up for sale.

(CNN)A letter that Rosa Parks wrote in remembrance of Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. nearly a decade after his death is up for sale.

The letter is dated October 6, 1981, and was addressed to a Mr. Kessler.

The letter was written in response to an autograph collector's correspondence asking Parks what she thought of King, Moments in Time CEO Gary Zimet told CNN.

In the letter, Parks said, "I admired and respected him as a truly great man committed an dedicated to freedom, peace and loyalty for all oppressed humanity.

King organized the Montgomery Bus Boycott after Parks was arrested and jailed for refusing to give up her seat to a White man on a city bus.

The boycott was a civil rights protest in which African Americans refused to ride city buses in Montgomery due to segregated seating.

Parks was honored with a statue in downtown Montgomery in December 2019.

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