Police Probe Theft from Rosa Parks’ Old Apartment

MSN, August 28, 2014

Thieves have struck the apartment complex where Rosa Parks lived when she made history by refusing to give up her seat to a white person on a city bus in Montgomery, Alabama, police said Tuesday.

Detectives are seeking suspects who ripped and stole copper wiring from Parks’ former apartment and several other now-vacant units being renovated, Montgomery police Sgt. Denise Barnes said. {snip}

“Vandals came in and pilfered it. They went in and tore out the walls and they stole the copper pipes and pretty much destroyed the apartment,” said Evette Hester, executive director of the Montgomery Housing Authority, which has been working to refurbish the complex and enhance its historic aspects.


Parks’ former apartment at 634 Cleveland Court is listed as her address in the 1955 police report following her arrest on the bus.

Her refusal to give up her seat in defiance of a Montgomery law sparked a yearlong bus boycott and became an enduring symbol of the U.S. Civil Rights movement.

Parks lived in the apartment on Cleveland Court–now known as Parks Place in her honor–from 1951 to 1957, Hester said. She later moved to Detroit, where she died in 2005.


Damaged kitchen in Rosa Parks’ apartment

Parks’ former apartment is an important aspect of her life, partly because it was a public housing project–a fact that is sometimes “airbrushed” or glossed over in accounts of her life, said Georgette Norman, director of the Rosa Parks Library and Museum in Montgomery.

Norman said it’s important for young people, in particular, to know that people of Parks’ stature lived in public housing.


The apartment where Parks lived had been furnished with period pieces to reflect what it was like during the time she was there, said Hester, who described it as a type of small museum.


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  • MekongDelta69

    Let me take a wild guess who ripped her crib off…

    • A gang of white “racists”?

      Ummmm… do I get another guess?

      • APaige

        Let me try…a group of profiled and misunderstood Mennonites lashing out at a society that views them as criminals?

        • MekongDelta69

          “Oh, good guess APaige, but Mr. Scott has just won the Grand Prize. However, we have some nice parting gifts for you backstage. Tell him what he’ll receive Johnny.”

          “Well Bob, he’s going to get a year’s supply of bleach; a year’s supply of Wrigley’s gum; AND a year’s supply of CRACK!!!”

          * Standing O from the audience

        • Paleoconn

          Dammit, I just saw this, you beat me to it!

      • MekongDelta69

        “Tell ’em what he’s won, won’t you Johnny!”

        “Well Bob, Mr. Scott has just won a… BRAND NEW 1962 CHEVROLET!!”

        * The crowd goes wild as the theme song from “See the U.S.A. in your Chevrolet” plays in the background

        • Paleoconn

          The late Chevy President Pete Estes put that song in his car horn to rib his cross-street neighbor Don Frey, an exec with Ford.

          Thank you for that blast from the past.

        • Do I get my choice of four on the floor or three on the tree?

      • TruthBeTold

        If it was a group of White racists, it would be headline news around the world; it would have been the lead story on every network news broadcast.

        • bilderbuster

          If any of the typical Black thieves who did this hadn’t been too stupid to know who Rosa Parks was they would have sprayed KKK (they probably would have misspelled it) everywhere and there would be an international outcry, crying and gnashing of teeth, wringing of hands ect…

      • Lagerstrom

        Skinheads, yeah, that’s who it was, skinheads.

      • The Worlds Scapegoat

        Scandanavian tourists.

        Those people gotsta have dem soobaneers.


    • APaige

      I am just shocked they might have used a ‘tool.’

      • The Worlds Scapegoat


    • 313 48224

      FOX News did it!! No wait, it’s George Bushes fault!

    • Paleoconn

      The mischievous Amish in that neighborhood have been acting up lately.

      • Alexandra1973

        I don’t recall Amish being in Alabama. Probably took a Greyhound.

  • The copper thieves are surely members of that race which is prone to thievery. They have no respect for their own history, as represented by Rosa Parks. The idea that they can ever respect Washington, Jefferson, the other founding fathers, and other great white men such as Henry Ford and Thomas Edison is a libtards pipe dream.

    They are suited to destruction, not to anything else. This little story is very telling. Now watch the blacks demand that whites restore the damage done by the blacks themselves.

    • As I recall, before her death, Rosa Parks was beaten up and robbed by a Bantu “yoof”. I can’t imagine that went over very well with the other homies in jail.

      • MBlanc46

        You remember correctly. And he knew who she was. They don’t even care for their own, let alone anyone else.

      • 1stworlder

        that would require knowledge of history

        • TruthBeTold

          See, that’s the problem blacks keep talking about!

          Blacks act up because they don’t know their own history!

          Gotta get those black study courses in every grade school, middle school, and high school. Then this will stop!

          • bilderbuster

            The courses are already given but the Blacks keep failing them like they do everything else.

          • Lagerstrom

            Jeez, you’d think after several ‘Black History Months’ and the never-ending ‘365 Black’ they’d at least have an inkling?!?!

          • TruthBeTold

            Yes, but don’t you see? It’s OUR fault!

            We’re not trying hard enough!

            Black History MUST BE MANDATORY in all schools from pre-k to post grad!

            Once blacks learn their rich history from selling each other into slavery to affirmative action hiring of unqualified blacks, there will be a transformation!

    • APaige

      I’m not sure what is more disturbing. The fact they destroyed her apartment-shrine or the fact that Blacks have nothing of value to create a museum.

    • Tarczan

      I put plastic pipe in one place and the darkies stole that. No kidding.

      • Paleoconn

        They didn’t! They stole plastic? Sheesh

        • Tarczan

          I think it was to spite me, but maybe they were just stupid.

      • I have made travel cases for fishing rods out of PVC pipe. It is impact-resistant, lightweight and inexpensive (especially if one steals it). I suspect that was why the individuals who ripped yours out wanted it. They blew all their money on good graphite-epoxy fly rods and high-end reels, ya see, and couldn’t afford PVC pipe at the hardware store for travel cases.

        Or maybe they were just crack-heads.

    • TruthBeTold

      A black guy moved into my neighborhood.

      One day he had his truck loaded up with copper pipes.

      At a neighborhood meeting I told the cops.

      I never did learn if he stole the copper pipes but the newspaper reported that the police arrested him soon after for harboring a 13 year old runaway.

      He’s gone now.

      • bilderbuster

        He probably knocked the runaway up first.

      • Alexandra1973

        Around here if you want to sell metal to a recycling center ID is required. Because of antics like this.

  • Luca

    Gee, I hope no one stole her seat.

    • Pro_Whitey

      Excellent point!

  • Tim_in_Indiana

    This woman can’t help being victimized by other blacks even after she’s dead (the same blacks she helped foist on the rest of us, by the way.)

  • Tarczan

    Well, there go the plans for the Tarczan family vacation. We were going to visit this shrine and several other civil rights memorials.

    • bilderbuster

      Don’t forget to visit the world famous International Civil Rights Museum in Greensboro,NC.
      At this taxpayer funded historical shrine you can see the amazing $60,000 replica of a Woolworth’s lunch counter (But don’t try to sit THERE folks).

  • I hope the burglarizing vandals didn’t tire themselves out while they were trashing the apartment. I have it on good authority that being “tired” can prevent one from standing up after boarding a bus, and we certainly can’t have people getting “tired”, or Eric Holder might get angry.

    Should I have used the term “vandals”? The new PC-speak catch-all term for criminals seems to be “protesters”.

    • Lagerstrom

      Maybe they were some sort of “activists”.

  • MBlanc46

    First one Negro robbed her and beat her up, now other Negroes are stealing the very pipes from the walls of her home. I suspect that if she had to do it over again, she’d give up that seat.

    • 1stworlder

      She was paid to do it as a set up, they tried it a week before with a younger version that got ignored

  • Paleoconn

    Parks was a plant. The fix was in. However, if these thugs were around back then, they’d have thrown her under the bus, literally.

    • bilderbuster

      Those thug types were around back then but Jim Crow was too.

  • Blacks can’t even honor their own, yet they expect all whites to esteem and practically worship their black heroes.

  • Not the prized watermelon collection too . . . . NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOooooooooo!

  • TruthBeTold

    If this were done by Whites blacks would be scream DESECRATION.

  • AngloCelt

    When Parks was still alive, one of her kind broke into her apartment, recognized her and confirmed her identity, then proceeded to beat and rob her anyway. Black values in a nutshell.

    • Douglas Quaid

      Wow, never heard that story, not terribly surprising though, just a nice one to have in the quiver.

  • De Doc

    This seems like the work of that dreaded domestic terrorist group, the Amish Liberation Front!

    • Lagerstrom

      Up the lads!

    • Those guys are too busy fighting against their rivals, the Amish Liberation Army, the Popular Front for Amish Liberation, the Amish Liberation Movement, the Provisional Amish Liberation Army, the New Amish Liberation Party, and the dreaded Amish Dawn.

      Probably not them.

  • Bill Moore


    Such a lovely ad.

    The ads today seem to show cars sliding around and so forth.

    I prefer a beautiful woman singing about our country and showing scenes of our beautiful country.

    Thank you,
    Bill Moore

  • bilderbuster

    The photo looks like a modern public housing unit after it’s been occupied for a year or two.
    It could use a little graffiti for deco to add to the “lived in” look.

    • Lagerstrom

      Someone should spray paint “Andy Williams Roolz” on what’s left of the walls.

      • bilderbuster

        Andy Williams!

    • Don’t forget dead cockroaches on every horizontal surface except the ceiling.

  • Bandmoo

    Well at least the thieves got to ride in the seats up front in the bus carrying their bags of loot without breaking that law.

  • The Worlds Scapegoat

    That apartment has as many holes in it as her fairytale heroic story about resisting white racism/privilege.


  • ZB01

    Dollars to donuts, if they ran an ad like that today, it would still be well received. Not by everyone, of course, but by millions—-including the young. Normal people like tradition.

  • Alexandra1973

    I thought it meant her Detroit apartment…before I read the article. LOL

    Blacks have no respect for anything. Doesn’t matter who. Not even their heroine, the communist Rosa Parks.

  • Alexandra1973

    Hm. I’m a Yankee, two or three ancestors that I know of were in the Union Army, but I bet the Southerners were like “see, told you so!”

    And they would be right.

  • Cid Campeador

    Shows you what hypocrites the Blacks are. Rosa was hailed as a Civil RIghts heroine. You’d have thought that they might show a little respect.
    That being said, the entire Rosa Parks incident was a set up by the local Izquierdista organization.