Post Number: 83
|Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 5:24 am: || |
Has anyone read this? It is a collection of short stories told by African Americans living in Detroit, mostly from World War I to present. There's a ton of history in it, one thing that stood out to me was the account of a Black Police Officer who lost his job once he bought a Packard. He was out of a job just long enough to lose the car, at which point he was told that his firing must have been a mistake, and he got his job back. Apparently the Packard was a status symbol.
Old news to you? Not to me.
Post Number: 6213
|Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 7:00 am: || |
Elaine Moon, was a good friend and is a wealth of knowledge about Corrado Parducci.
Post Number: 1457
|Posted on Thursday, March 22, 2007 - 8:34 am: || |
Owning a Packard was definitely a sign of status. The high-end Packards were on par with, if not superior to, the better Lincolns and Cadillacs.