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The Founder Of Little Caesars Was Paying Rosa Parks’ Rent For Years

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Mike Ilitch, the founder of Little Caesars, passed away last week at the age of 87. As those who knew him pay their respects, a shining detail of charity has come to light regarding the late founder.

CNN reports that Ilitch had spent years paying for housing for Rosa Parks for years.

Parks, one of our nation’s most influential civic rights figures, was robbed and assaulted in her Detroit apartment back in 1994.

According to Sports Business Daily, federal judge Damon Keith promised to help Parks find a new and safer living situation. When Ilitch discovered this, he called Keith and offered to pay for Parks’ housing for as long as it took. He continued to send those checks until her passing in 2005.

With Ilitch’s recent passing, his selfless deed gained renewed traction.

Along with being the man behind Little Caesar’s, Ilitch was also the owner of the Detroit Tigers and Detroit Red Wings.

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Lovely Photo Map Highlights Each State’s Signature Food

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Round-ups of foods from around the country are nothing new, but it’s definitely been a while since we’ve seen one as pretty as this.

Inspired by the Olympics and politics, Cooking Channel decided to throw together a “culinary roadmap” of the most iconic foods in each state. Dishes were chosen via votes from Cooking Channel readers and viewers, so blame them if you feel buffalo wings aren’t an accurate representation of New York, or salmon candy of Alaska, or vinegar french fries of Delaware.

Our personal favorite is Nevada, with the Las Vegas All You Can Eat Buffet. Although, vodka would have made a solid runner up.

Check out the full listicle version, complete with recipes and food histories, here.

H/T Design Taxi