A couple dozen well-wishers and two relatives of Rosa Parks gathered in southwest Detroit on Sunday afternoon to give the civil rights icon’s onetime home a private send-off before the building is torn down — and refashioned for a new purpose.

The home on South Deacon Street had become blighted and faced demolition in recent years, but its fortunes have since changed. The home’s facade has been removed and will be refashioned into a replica-style artwork that will be shown in museums across Europe. What’s left of the home will be torn down Monday, and turned into an urban garden that is expected to supply the neighborhood with vegetables next year. (freep.com – Daniel Bethencourt) Click here to read the full story! 

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