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Black Bottom saints : a novel

Author: Alice Randall
Publisher: New York, NY : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2020 ©2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"In the black-owned-and-operated Kirkwood Hospital, Joseph 'Ziggy' Johnson reflects on his life. From the Great Depression through the post-World War II years, Ziggy had been the pulse of Detroit's famous Black Bottom. A celebrated gossip columnist for the city's African-American newspaper, the Michigan Chronicle, he was also the emcee of one of the hottest night clubs, where he rubbed elbows with the legendary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Novels
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alice Randall
ISBN: 9780062968623 0062968629
OCLC Number: 1200851636
Description: 359 pages 24 cm
Responsibility: Alice Randall.

Abstract:

"In the black-owned-and-operated Kirkwood Hospital, Joseph 'Ziggy' Johnson reflects on his life. From the Great Depression through the post-World War II years, Ziggy had been the pulse of Detroit's famous Black Bottom. A celebrated gossip columnist for the city's African-American newspaper, the Michigan Chronicle, he was also the emcee of one of the hottest night clubs, where he rubbed elbows with the legendary black artists of the era. In his hospital bed, Ziggy curates his own list of Black Bottom's venerable '52 Saints', local heroes whose unstoppable ambition, love of style, and faith in community made this black Midwestern neighborhood the rival of New York City's Harlem."--Provided by publisher.

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