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Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age by Kevin G. Boyle

The grandson of a slave, Dr. Ossian Sweet moved his family to an all-white Detroit neighborhood in 1925. When his neighbors attempted to drive him out, Sweet defended himself--resulting in the death of a white man and a murder trial for Sweet. There followed one of the most important (and shockingly unknown) cases in Civil Rights history. Also caught up in the intense courtroom drama were legal giant Clarence Darrow and the newly formed National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
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Arc of Justice - Kevin Boyle

Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age

An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle. In , Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK in ascendance and violence rising. Ossian Sweet, a proud Negro doctor-grandson of a slave-had made the long climb from the ghetto to a home of his own in a previously all-white neighborhood. Yet just after his arrival, a mob gathered outside his house; suddenly, shots rang out: Sweet, or one of his defenders, had accidentally killed one of the whites threatening their lives and homes.

Arc of Justice is a necessary contribution to what seems like an insoluble moral dilemma: race in America. The book chronicles racism in Detroit during the s Jazz Age through the lens of Ossian Sweet, a grandson of a slave who becomes a doctor and eventually moves from the ghetto to an all- white middle- class neighborhood. Th e book covers some of the most important historical themes of the 20th century: civil rights, urbanization and race relations. The arc of the moral universe is long, But it bends toward justice. The Sweet murder trial is not mentioned in my hefty Great American Trials book, although it should be. Ossian Sweet, sent away from his family home in Bartow, Florida, at the age of thirteen, buys a house in an all- white neighborhood in Detroit. Throne of Atlantis" is a — comic book storyline created and published by DC Comics.

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National Book Awards Winner. An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle. In , Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK in ascendance and violence rising. Ossian Sweet, a proud Negro doctor-grandson of a slave-had made the long climb from the ghetto to a home of his own in a previously all-white neighborhood. Yet just after his arrival, a mob gathered outside his house; suddenly, shots rang out: Sweet, or one of his defenders, had accidentally killed one of the whites threatening their lives and homes.

An electrifying story of the sensational murder trial that divided a city and ignited the civil rights struggle. In , Detroit was a smoky swirl of jazz and speakeasies, assembly lines and fistfights. The advent of automobiles had brought workers from around the globe to compete for manufacturing jobs, and tensions often flared with the KKK in ascendance and violence rising. Ossian Sweet, a proud Negro doctor-grandson of a slave-had made the long climb from the ghetto to a home of his own in a previously all-white neighborhood. Yet just after his arrival, a mob gathered outside his house; suddenly, shots rang out: Sweet, or one of his defenders, had accidentally killed one of the whites threatening their lives and homes.

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