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Arc of Justice A Saga of Race Civil Rights and Murder in the Jazz Age Read & download ´ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ The grandson of a slave Dr Ossian Sweet moved his family to an all white Detroit neighborhood in 1925 When his neighbors Y 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 NAAC. It took me almost two months to finish this book The subject was heartbreaking and interesting but the writing style just never pulled me in I learned so many new things while reading this The one that I most hope to explore some is about the lawyer Clarence Darrow I hadn't heard of him before partly because it was so much before my time and mainly because I was never a law student I imagine that he is often held up as an example to students studying law I would love to read about him The very end of this book meaning exactly the last sentence was so sad To have accomplished so much but have ended his life with nothing left but hopelessness

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Mself 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 histor. This book won the National Book Award for Nonfiction and for good reason I consider this to be the best example of historical storytelling I've read The first part of the book is a riveting meticulously researched account of an incident between an angry white mob and black physician Ossian Sweet who recently purchased a home in a white neighborhood in 1920's Detroit The second part of the book details the ensuing trial led by legendary trial attorney and my idol Clarence Darrow The events this book recounts are not well known considering their importance in galvanizing the very beginnings of black civil rights leadership in America

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Arc of Justice A Saga of Race Civil Rights and Murder in the Jazz AgeThe 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 hi. A long slow excellent read Each dense level the personal story of Dr Ossian Sweet the organizational maturation of the early civil rights movement the rugged violent ethnic based politics of Detroit in the 1920s the Sweet trial itself delivers the same contemporary truth in different ways racism will not go uietly if ever because too many institutions and individuals depend on it for both self esteem and profit Boyle uses the 1925 murder trial of Sweet his wife and a dozen other friends who helped defend the Sweet home against mob violence in a white working class neighborhood as a starting point for a much broader examination of Detroit's political and racial tensions My frustration not with the book but with the social reality of then and now is how racism not only perverts critical uestions of the common good but over time erodes any interest in even asking them The Great Migration swept tens of thousands 5700 Black folks in Detroit in 1910; 81000 by 1925 into the Black Bottom High demand and a limited number of places where new Black arrivals could live allowed landlords to leave properties unrepaired yet filled well beyond capacity Landlords shamelessly rented out the tops of pool tables and outhouses as the city refused to install sewer lines or deliver services causing waves of public health crises Instead of thinking through adeuate planning in a city that was bursting at the seams everywhere due to rapid industrialization the uestion became why 'they' Southern migrants chose to live in such sualid areas and ended with blaming poor neighborhood conditions on their mere arrival An examination of present day Detroit bears the mark of a decades old unwillingness to address persistent systemic issues Homebuying efforts demonstrated the same concept In the mid 1920s housing appraisers in Detroit made it official practice to downgrade the value of any neighborhood that had a single Black resident This happened at the same time that the city's real estate developers raised home prices and prevented families from building their own homes on purchased plots necessitating mortgages with exorbitant interest rates for working class whites A black family moving into a white neighborhood was not only a blow to white pride but also had a measurable and often disastrous economic effect The combination was lethal and by the time this and other related practices restrictive covenants steering were made illegal the psychological damage was done The uestion of whether to regulate real estate developers in order to prevent financial exploitation was subsumed by the effort to keep neighborhoods as white as possible Broader economic issues go unexamined; segregation is accepted as preference rather than design I appreciated the meticulous research throughout especially with respect to the painstaking strategy behind the establishment and funding of LDF under Walter White James Weldon Johnson and others via the high profile of the Sweet trial; Gladys Sweet's gumption; the homage to HBCUs and Black social organizations in creating a safety net where none existed Recently though I end up casting a side eye to the genre of narrative nonfiction odd considering I'm still working on the Glass compilation Seems like Boyle's effort could be categorized in the same manner that he casts the trial itself an attempt to shoehorn an uneven sprawling event into a symbol It works well here but I'm generally skeptical It all ends up feeling too sitcom neat but I'm still working through what type of rendering would seem authentic