Rosa Parks House Project Will Stay In Providence For Now

Apr 20, 2018

The future of the house where Rosa Parks stayed with family after she left the south has been uncertain after Brown University backed out of plans to display it last month. But, it looks like the installation will remain in Providence for at least a month. 

Barnaby Evans, WaterFire Executive Director,  said they have raised enough money to put the Rosa Parks House Project on display.

"We would love to keep it on for longer as well. Yes, we’re looking for funding to do that and to do further interactions with the community to expand the theme of the exhibition, which is about the overall issue of justice," said Evans. 

Evans said funding for the exhibit came from the Nash Family Foundation and the NAACP Providence, among others.

The house will be displayed Thursdays through Sundays starting May 3rd. The exhibit will remain there until early June.

"Including an interpretive program and a series of events to engage a larger conversation about race in Providence and the nation," said Evans.

The house was originally scheduled to be part of an event at Brown University, but the school cancelled last month, citing a dispute over the structure.