Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age - Chapter 2 "Ain't No Slavery No More" Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 2 "Ain't No Slavery No More" Summary

As the paddy wagon is driving to the police station, Sweet still has the ammo in his pocket. He knows that the bullets will be evidence and that he has to present a coherent story of what he was planning when he moved into the neighborhood. Sweet also knows that he doesn't have a coherent story to tell. All the fear relates back to his childhood.

Sweet's grandfathers and his brothers all worked the land as slaves. Their father, Edmund, came to Florida when the son of a North Carolina plantation owner moved there and took the slave with him. The son came looking for land and bought 1,300 acres. Leon County is rough on slaves which leads to problems like runaways and rebellion. Edmund marries Gilla and the couple have children...

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