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Detroit-area museum to honor Rosa Parks by draping bus in black

DEARBORN, Mich. (AP)_The Montgomery City bus on which Rosa Parks helped start the modern civil rights movement will be draped in black, and open to visitors.

The Henry Ford museum complex in Dearborn says guests may sit in the bus where Parks refused to give up her seat to a white man in December-1955.

Parks died yesterday at her Detroit home at age 92.

The Henry Ford acquired the run-down bus for 492-thousand dollars in 1991, and restored it with a $300,000 federal grant.

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