Buf­fett bids for his­tory

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A foun­da­tion con­trolled by the son of bil­lion­aire in­vestor War­ren Buf­fett has paid $4.5 mil­lion (R48 mil­lion) for hun­dreds of arte­facts be­long­ing to civil rights pi­o­neer Rosa Parks, says a lawyer for Parks’ heirs.

The arte­facts, which in­clude Parks’ Pres­i­den­tial Medal of Free­dom and a post­card signed by Martin Luther King, Jr, were bought by the Howard G Buf­fett Foun­da­tion on Au­gust 20, said Detroit at­tor­ney Lawrence Pep­per.

Per­sonal pa­pers, notes, letters from pres­i­dents and var­i­ous awards and hon­orary doc­tor­ates were also among the ar­ti­cles, he said.

Buf­fett is not in­ter­ested in the col­lec­tion for him­self, but wants to find an ap­pro­pri­ate home for it.

– Reuters

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