Rosa Parks House Project endures

THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL of Design held a symposium centered on the Rosa Parks family home currently on display at WaterFire Arts Center in Providence. Their announcement of the symposium came more than two months after Brown University dropped ties with the home's owner and artist, Ryan Mendoza. / COURTESY FABIA MENDOZA
THE RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL of Design held a symposium centered on the Rosa Parks family home currently on display at WaterFire Arts Center in Providence. Their announcement of the symposium came more than two months after Brown University dropped ties with the home's owner and artist, Ryan Mendoza. / COURTESY FABIA MENDOZA
At one point, it looked like the Providence tenure of the Rosa Parks House Project would be over before the public ever got the chance to see the once-foreclosed Detroit residence tied to the Parks family. Brown University stunned the structure’s owner, Berlin-based artist Ryan Mendoza, by dropping the planned exhibit from an academic seminar…
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