(CNN NEWSOURCE) — A handwritten letter that Rosa Parks wrote about Reverend Martin Luther King Jr. is up for sale.
The letter is dated October 6, 1981, and was addressed to a “Mr. Kessler.”
It was Parks’ response after an autograph collector asked her what she thought of King, nearly a decade after his death.
“I admired and respected him as a truly great man committed and dedicated to freedom, peace and loyalty for all oppressed humanity,” Parks stated in the letter.
The price of the historic letter is $54,000.