The World According to Fannie Davis - Part III: Living Takes Guts, Chapter 8 Summary & Analysis

Bridgett M. Davis
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Part III is titled “Living Takes Guts,” and opens with a photo of Fannie. Chapter 8 opens with a photo of John T. at the Broadstreet house. While there were some pros to playing the state game, there were also some downsides. Winners paid taxes, had to play for at least 50 cents, and big winners had to file claims and wait for a check. A big point was that “Black folks had many, many reasons not to trust the government” (Location 2479). The social component of Numbers was a huge factor in keeping many of the regulars playing Numbers with Fannie. Meanwhile, Bridgett was caught up in senior year activities and plans to attend Spelman, “the premier black women's college in Atlanta” (Location 2491). Detroit was dangerous and Bridgett wanted to be away from the constant worries associated with the Numbers business...

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