The Numbers Racket: One Woman’s Story of the Illegal Street Lottery in Detroit

The Numbers Racket: One Woman’s Story of the Illegal Street Lottery in Detroit

Date: July 14, 2022
Time: 7-8 p.m.
Cost: Free for Members or with Museum Admission
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Novelist and Professor Bridgett Davis shares the triumphant story of her mother, who ran an illegal street lottery in Detroit for more than thirty years. Fannie Davis’ numbers business provided a comfortable life for her children, who grew up in a loving home, attended the best schools and wore the best clothes. But Fannie’s success required determination, ingenuity and courage in a risk-laden environment, all while fending off rivals and avoiding law enforcement’s watchful eye.

A book signing will follow this program in the courtroom. Pre-order your signed copy of The World According to Fannie Davis: My Mother’s Life in the Detroit Numbers.


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