The Rosa Parks House Project


Ryan Mendoza’s “The Rosa Parks House Project” is an art installation that honors Rosa Parks and the struggles she faced due to her courageous leadership in the civil rights movement. The house, formerly owned by Rosa McCauley Parks’ only sibling Sylvester McCauley, was purchased from the Detroit demolition lists in 2016 to honor Rosa Parks and to preserve the evidence of the precarious struggle of Rosa Parks to keep a roof over her head in the “Northern promised land that wasn’t.”

WHERE: WaterFire Arts Center, 475 Valley Street, Providence
WHEN: Open daily through June 3
COST: Free
MORE INFO: 401/273-1155

Event Dates
Sunday, May 20, 2018 through Sunday, June 3, 2018
Event time
9:00 AM
Cost / donation

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