Memorial service honours Detroit icon Ilitch

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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.

Anyway, back to Keith's story. We can only hope others follow in Ilitch's footsteps. Keith told Ilitch he could chip in some funding. In fact, Keith called him the "lead donor". "He said whatever she needs, I will take care of it, Damon".

Listen to the full interview above to hear why some fans are still angry with the way the original Tiger Stadium was managed and later demolished, and how Ilitch's legacy will be remembered in Detroit.

And Illitch and his wife, Marian, have contributed strongly to Detroit's stability and return from bankruptcy a year ago, Keith said.

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Across the league, many teams paid tribute to him as well.

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Parks was living in central Detroit on August 31, 1994, when she was assaulted in her home, the Sports Business Journal reported in 2014. He is survived by his wife Marian of more than 60 years, seven children and a host of grandchildren and great grand children.

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"Rosa Parks Robbed and Beaten", read the headline in The New York Times (paywall). "We're the same team that we've always been, but Jake and I have been able to answer a lot of critics, and we're getting a lot of help from our teammates".

When asked about the gift to Parks, a spokesman for the Ilitch organization declined to comment in an email to The Post. She eventually settled at the Riverfront Apartments in Detroit, according to the journal.

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