Thursday, August 28, 2014

Warren Buffett's son buys Rosa Parks archive

Warren Buffett's son buys Rosa Parks archive: DETROIT — Hundreds of items that belonged to civil rights icon Rosa Parks that have been sitting unseen for years in two warehouses — in Detroit and New York City — have been sold to a foundation run by the son of billionaire investment guru Warren Buffett, the younger Buffett said Thursday.

Howard Buffett said his foundation will make sure that the items, which include Parks' Presidential Medal of Freedom, will be put on public display because they belong to all Americans.

"I'm only trying to do one thing: preserve what's there for the public's benefit," he said. "I thought about doing what Rosa Parks would want. I doubt that she would want to have her stuff sitting in a box with people fighting over them."