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The World According to Fannie Davis
August 27, 2019 @ 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers, by Bridgett M. Davis. In 1958, the very same year that an unknown songwriter named Berry Gordy borrowed $800 to found Motown Records, a pretty young mother from Nashville, Tennessee borrowed $100 from her brother to run a Numbers racket out of her tattered apartment on Delaware Street, in one of Detroit’s worst sections. That woman was Fannie Davis, author Bridgett M. Davis’ mother. A daughter’s moving homage to an extraordinary parent, The World According to Fannie Davis is also the suspenseful, unforgettable story about the lengths to which a mother will go to “make a way out of no way” to provide a prosperous life for her family — and how those sacrifices resonate over time.