Because of the stringent racism and discrimination in housing, blacks migrating from the South seeking employment in Detroit's burgeoning industrial metropolis were forced to live in this former European immigrant community. During World War I through World War II, Black Bottom became a social, cultural, and economic center of struggle and triumph, as well as a testament to the tradition of black self-help and community-building strategies that have been the benchmark of black struggle. Black Bottom also had its troubles and woes. However, it would be these types of challenges confronting Black Bottom residents that would become part of the cohesive element that turned Black Bottom into a strong and viable community.
- Publisher : Arcadia Publishing; Illustrated edition (October 26, 2009)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 128 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0738577103
- ISBN-13 : 978-0738577104
- Item Weight : 11 ounces
- Dimensions : 6.5 x 0.31 x 9.25 inches