Historian Kevin Boyle on 'Arc of Justice'

Dr. Ossian Sweet
Dr. Ossian Sweet
Courtesy University of Minnesota Law Library: Clarence Darrow Digital Collection

Kevin Boyle, author of the National Book Award-winning, "Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights and Murder in the Jazz Age." The story of Dr. Ossian Sweet, a black doctor who moved into a white neighborhood in Detroit in the 1920's. Famed defense attorney Clarence Darrow made the stirring closing arguments 90 years ago on May 11.

Kevin Boyle is professor of history at Northwestern University. He spoke in St. Paul March 12 at the Minnesota Historical Society's "History Forum."

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