The World According to Fannie Davis - Part I: Hitsville, USA; Chapter 3 Summary & Analysis

Bridgett M. Davis
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Chapter 3 opens with a photo of Fannie by a doorway at the Fountainbleau. The photo was taken at Miami Beach in December of 1968. John T. often collected the money owed by those who placed bets with Fannie. He was once caught with Numbers information, and was arrested. Police had little interest in such a small operator. In 1962, a Numbers man named John White – who was light-skinned and could pass for white but was actually black – owned the Hotel Gotham. At a time when even wealthy blacks were denied entrance to the city's white-owned hotels, the Gotham boasted 200 rooms and elegant amenities. By the 1960s, Numbers and the Detroit Mafia were intertwined. The city had targeted the hotel's property for a hospital, and treasury and law enforcement officials entered the hotel on a Friday afternoon, breaking down the doors to every...

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