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Toast of the Town: The Life and Times of Sunnie Wilson
As part of the great migration of southern blacks to the north, Sunnie Wilson came to Detroit from South Carolina after graduating from college, and soon became a pillar of the local music industry. He started out as a song and dance performer but found his niche as a local promoter of boxing, which allowed him to make friends and business connections quickly in the thrivi ...more
Hardcover, First Edition, 340 pages
Published March 1st 1998 by Wayne State University Press
(first published February 1998)
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William Nathaniel "Sunnie" Wilson (1908–1999) was active in the Detroit community as president of the Twentieth Century Association, a political candidacy promotions and public relations organization, and was president of the social Detroit Idlewilders Club. He distinguished himself among the city's entertainment, political, and business communities for over six decades.
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