“Rosa Parks Robbed and Beaten,” read the headline. After a man broke into her home one evening in August 1994, the 81-year-old civil rights icon found herself being treated for injuries at Detroit Receiving Hospital.
When he learned of the assault, [Detroit] businessman Mike Ilitch—founder of the Little Caesars Pizza chain and owner of the Detroit Tigers baseball …with the help of others in the city.. found Parks a new apartment .[and].until her death 11 years later, he also quietly paid her rent.
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