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People/Characters: Ossian Sweet

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Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age by Kevin Boyle
A man's home, a man's castle by Kenneth G Weinberg
One Man's Castle: Clarence Darrow in Defense of the American Dream by Phyllis Vine
The Roaring Twenties and the Great Depression by Academic Industries
Verdicts of History by Thomas Fleming
White Rage: The Unspoken Truth of our Racial Divide by Carol AndersonDetroit physician

Character description

Ossian Sweet (/ˈɒʃən ˈswiːt/; October 30, 1895 – March 20, 1960) was an American physician in Detroit, Michigan, noted for his armed self-defense in 1925 of his newly purchased home in a white neighborhood against a mob trying to force him out. He, his family and friends, who had helped defend his home, were acquitted by an all-white jury of murder charges in what came to be known as the Sweet Trials.

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