Summer 2016, Rosa Parks' niece Rhea McCauley donated the former house where her aunt Rosa Parks lived from 1957 to 1959 in Detroit to Ryan Mendoza to help preserve the home of the American civil rights movement icon. Rhea McCauley paid $500 to pull the house off the city's demolition list. Ryan Mendoza dismantled the house in 18 days with a group of friends, volunteers, musicians and those who made their tribute to Rosa Parks before the final demolition and shipped it to Europe where he rebuilt it in Berlin. Both Mendoza and McCauley hoped that the house could eventually return one day to its rightful home, the US.