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May 2024
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This couple, Ossian and Gladys Sweet,

wanted to live in this house.

The white neighborhood exploded and a man was killed. The Detroit police charged the Negroes with murder.

To their defense came Clarence Darrow, America’s noted criminal lawyer. Race prejudice,

he prophesied, would inevitably lead to tragedy.

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