Detroit: City of Race and Class Violence, Revised Edition by B. J. Widick

By B. J. Widick

Starting with the legacy of the Ku Klux Klan and the economic tyranny of the early 20th century, Detroit: urban of Race and sophistication Violence charts Detroit's sour heritage during the beginning of business unionism, struggle time, the 1967 riots, and their impact at the urban this day. This revised variation can pay specific recognition to occasions considering that 1967: urban politics, unemployment, and the production of suburban boomtowns.

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This interpretation proved wrong. It took the most brilliant courtroom lawyer in the nation and a most unusual judge to get justice for the defendants—and these two elements were to be rare indeed in the coming decades. 21 Detroit: City of Race and Class Violence In the 1970's the white noose still hangs around the neck of black Detroit, and there has never been any remorse about the trial and anguish of Dr. Sweet and his friends. As if to emphasize this point, forty years after the trial the assistant prosecutor had this to say: The case had come to the attention of our office twenty-four hours before the actual shooting.

For there were always two Detroits—black and white. The city prides itself on its history as an underground 23 Detroit: City of Race and Class Violence station for runaway slaves. Only recently did it acknowledge that it had been the scene of a major anti-Negro riot in 1833. This was precipitated by the Negroes' outrage at the arrest of Thornton Blackburn and his wife, who had run away from their master in Louisville, Kentucky. They arrived in Detroit in 1830, and in 1833, when an agent for the Kentucky owner of Blackburn came to Detroit, the runaways were delivered into the custody of Sheriff John M.

When Negroes were hunted through the streets like animals. He also described to the jury and the press the violence of the Chicago race riots which began when a white mob killed a young Negro boy who, while swimming, had accidentally drifted to a white beach. He recounted the incident in which five Negroes were shot to death in Roseville, New Jersey, and eighteen Negro homes and a Negro church burned after World War I; that of the lynching in Arkansas of the four Johnson brothers, who had been taken off a train by a mob; and that in which a Negro doctor, after trying to protect his home from a mob, was murdered by police when he surrendered.

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