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Williams, Jeremy
Detroit : the Black Bottom community / Jeremy Williams
Alternate Title Black Bottom community
Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., c2009
book jacket
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 Reference/1st Flr  F574.D4 I42 v.34    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) African Americans -- Michigan -- Detroit -- History -- Pictorial works
African Americans -- Michigan -- Detroit -- Social conditions
Subject Black Bottom (Detroit, Mich.) -- History -- Pictorial works
Detroit (Mich.) -- History -- Pictorial works
Physical Description 127 p. : chiefly ill. ; 24 cm
Summary Between 1914 and 1951, Black Bottom's black community emerged out of the need for black migrants to find a place for themselves. Because of the stringent racism and discrimination in housing, blacks migrating from the South seeking employment in Detroit's burgeoning industrial metropolis were forced to live in this former European immigrant community. During World War I through World War II, Black Bottom became a social, cultural, and economic center of struggle and triumph, as well as a testament to the tradition of black self-help and community-building strategies that have been the benchmark of black struggle--P. [4] of cover
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 126-127)
Contents European immigrants -- African Americans in Black Bottom -- Life in Black Bottom -- The struggle for decent housing -- Eleanor Roosevelt visits Black Bottom -- Schools, churches, and organizations -- Sojourner Truth and the riots -- Urban renewal
Series Images of America

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