Owner of Little Caesars Proudly Paid Rosa Parks Rent for More Than A Decade
BY: NISHA THOMAS
Those who’d known Mike Ilitch, the founder of Little Caesars and owner of the Detroit Tigers who’d unfortunately passed just last Friday, you would have known that he’d spent his last days sharing fond memories with close friends and family.
Ilitch has had a major impact on the community of Detroit, as well as sports, and even in the daily life of one person in particular.
Rosa Parks was an icon for the Civil Rights movement and for more than a decade, the CEO of the famous pizza franchise paid her apartment rent in downtown Detroit, according to CNN affiliate WXYZ.
This story only came to light thanks to the interest of Damon Keith, a Detroit native and Federal judge.