The founder of Little Caesers paid Rosa Parks’ rent for years after he found out that she was assaulted and robbed in her home.

Little Caesars founder quietly paid Rosa Parks’ rent for years

(CNN) — Those who knew Mike Ilitch, the Little Caesars founder and Detroit Tigers owner who died last Friday, have spent the past few days fondly remembering his impact on friends, on Detroit residents, and on the sports community.

Ilitch also had an impact on the daily life of one of the most iconic figures from the civil rights movement.

“They don’t go around saying it, but I want to, at this point, let them know, how much the Ilitches not only meant to the city, but they meant so much for Rosa Parks, who was the mother of the civil rights movement,” Keith told WXYZ.


Source: https://www-m.cnn.com/2017/02/15/us/mike-ilitch-rosa-parks-trnd/index.html

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