Black Bottom saints : a novel / Alice Randall.

"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 Mich...

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Main Author: Randall, Alice, 1959- (Author)
Language:English
Published: New York, NY : Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]
Edition:First edition.
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Physical Description:361 pages ; 24 cm
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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 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.
Call Number:PS3568.A486 B53 2020
Awards:A 2021 Michigan Notable Book Selection.
ISBN:9780062968623
0062968629