1. What is causing the rapid expansion of Detroit?
The auto industry is rapidly expanding as more factories have opened. Detroit experiences an influx of people looking for work in the high-paying auto industry.
2. Describe the social climate in Detroit in 1925.
Detroit was a major gathering place for the Ku Klux Klan. 1925 is also an election year, resulting in increased political pressure and tension. That summer, blacks who had moved into white neighborhoods are attacked five times.
3. When do the Sweets move into their home? Why did Dr. Sweet choose that specific date and time?
The Sweets delay the move until after the beginning of the school year, thinking there will be less people to see them move. The couple also moved in at night to make the move less noticeable.
4. Who agrees to spend the first couple of nights at the Sweets' new home?
Sweet's two brothers, Otis and Henry, have agreed to stay. Also agreeing to stay were Edward Carter, a colleague; Julian Perry, a friend and lawyer; William Davis a friend; and John Latting, a cousin.
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