Mike Ilitch

Strange Connections: Rosa Parks and the Founder of Little Caesars Pizza

Everyone knows the story of how Rosa Parks refused to sit in the back of the bus and became a civil rights icon in the 1950s. What you might not know, however, is that when she was 81 years old, she was robbed and assaulted in her Detroit, Michigan home.

Afterward, federal judge and fellow civil rights activist Damon Keith looked hard to find the elderly woman an apartment in the city where she would feel safe.