Detroit : the Black Bottom community (Book, 2009) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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Detroit : the Black Bottom community

Author: Jeremy Williams
Publisher: Charleston, SC : Arcadia Pub., ©2009.
Series: Images of America.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Illustrated works
History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeremy Williams
ISBN: 9780738577104 0738577103
OCLC Number: 424558769
Description: 127 pages : chiefly illustrations ; 24 cm.
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 Title: Images of America.
Responsibility: Jeremy Williams.

Abstract:

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.
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