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This saga of race, civil rights and murder in the Jazz Age, has been chosen by the Michigan Humanities Council as the 2011-12 “Great Michigan Read.”
Lawyers Grant Parsons and Dean Robb, and Historian John C. Mitchell discuss the book as a panel, moderated by Juliette Schultz.
Arc of Justice is the story of African American physician Ossian Sweet, who purchased a home in a white neighborhood of Detroit in 1925. Determined to protect his family and property, Sweet chose to defend himself from the mob organized to drive him out.