Arc of Justice Kevin Boyle was interviewed by Mr. Arnesen about his book Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age,… read more

Arc of Justice Kevin Boyle was interviewed by Mr. Arnesen about his book Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age, published by Henry Holt and Co. Mr. Boyle discussed racial tension and segregated neighborhoods in the northern United States, particularly Detroit, Michigan. In the book he used the trial of Ossian Sweet, an African-American doctor in Detroit who was defended on murder charges by the famous lawyer Clarence Darrow to explore the history of race relations in the U.S. during the 1920s. After the discussion he responded to questions from members of the audience.

Live scenes of the book fair were shown. Then Mr. Boyle was interviewed by video remote from Washington, D.C. close

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  • Eric Arnesen Professor University of Illinois at Chicago->History and African-American Studies
  • Kevin Boyle Professor Ohio State University->History Department
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Program ID:
187134-5
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Forum
Location:
Chicago, Illinois, United States
First Aired:
Jun 12, 2005 | 3:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Feb 03, 2009 | 12:40am EST | C-SPAN 3

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  • Jun 12, 2005 | 3:30am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 08, 2005 | 4:17am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Feb 03, 2009 | 12:40am EST | C-SPAN 3
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