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Black Bottom was notable as a Negro neighborhood in downtown Nashville until the s. This area existed since as the Sixth Ward. Proximity to the river suited workers engaging the river trade, Irishmen working on bridges, and Negroes working boats. Black Bottom attracted many houses of prostitution, gambling ts, and saloons.
Through the s, Black Bottom served as a settlement of cheap houses for poor white immigrants who native Nashvillians held under suspicion and ethnic prejudice. Abutting the Sixth Ward was the Fifth Ward, where slaves of wealthy families resided and worked as artisans, cooks, servants, valets, and laborers.
There, Black Bottom residents also could find menial employment.
The army employed thousands of Negroes to build Fort Negley on St. Cloud Hill, overlooking the south edge of the city Black Bottom ; and innear the fort, the army settled contraband camp residents brought from the south-middle Tennessee camps. The death rate for Negroes per one thousand persons from diseases was nearly twice that for white Nashvillians.
Black Bottom homes were heated by coal stoves and fireplaces that left a thick haze of black soot covering everything.
There was inadequate ventilation, dusty streets, and a proliferation of outdoor toilet facilities. Residents held menial jobs, and unemployment was twice as high for blacks. Bythe Sixth Ward had 1, whites and 1, Negroes all crowded into dwellings.
Black Bottom was transformed in the s, particularly at the advent of the Age of Jim Crow de jure segregation. The black population reached the tipping point, threatening to exceed the white population.
Wilbur F. Not until the s did the plantation system begin to disintegrate, sending a flood of Negroes into town. ByNashville had 43, people, nearly 40 percent black.
By Crowded, racially oppressed, and impoverished southern conditions forced millions of Negroes and whites to take part in the Great Migration to the industrial North. ByNashville had 36, 36 percent blacks. By43, Negroes made up Black Bottom included working- and middle-class families.
InNegro progressives lobbied the city to clean up Black Bottom. The city built a new Pearl High School near Fisk in Black Bottom and surrounding Negro areas were lively and culturally rich.
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The famous Harlem Renaissance writer Zora Neale Hurston likely frequented the streets of Black Bottom after moving to Nashville around to live with her brother John Hurston, who was a student and graduate at Meharry Medical College. Hurston likely got some of her ideas of black urban life emerging in soulful and colorful ways through her weekend strolls through Black Bottom. Black Bottom began to fade during the Great Depression Half of Negro workers were unemployed. Some family stoves burned acid-filled batteries salvaged in nearby junkyards.
State College. After the war, however, federal low-income housing projects were not built in Black Bottom, but sprung up south, east, and north of the area. Massive urban renewal projects forced historic black businesses and churches out of downtown Nashville. Blumstein and B. Walter, eds.
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