A daughter's moving homage to an extraordinary parent, The World According to Fannie Davis is an unforgettable story about Fannie Davis-part bookie, part banker, mother, wife, granddaughter of slaves, Fannie became more than a numbers runner: she was a kind of Ulysses, guiding both her husbands, five children and a grandson through the decimation of a once-proud city using her wit, style, guts, and even a gun.
This original, timely, and deeply relatable portrait of one American family is essential reading.
Histories in Black and White features authors-fiction and non-fiction, poets and playwrights-speaking about their books. Their work exposes little known histories or too often marginalized communities to a broad audience. The program seeks to build bridges, enhance understanding and mutual respect.
Tuesday, 10 September, 2019
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