Histories in Black & White Presents… Bridgett M. Davis: The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother's Life in the Detroit Numbers

Seward Park Library

192 East Broadway
New York, NY 10002

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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Phone: 212-477-6770
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