Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age - Chapter 4 "Uplift Me, Pride" Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 4 "Uplift Me, Pride" Summary

Sweet arrives in Detroit with $200 and his diplomas. Detroit's population has grown due to the expansion of the auto industry. Speakeasies and liquor abound. The city is a battleground for gangsters. Sweet finds a room in the middle of the city in the black area, near the area he lived in the summers he spent there, an area known as Black Bottom. The area has changed since Sweet first arrived to work as a student. The war years saw a massive influx of Negroes looking for jobs. The influx continues after the war's end. It is the fastest growing black population in America which brings on increased segregation. The convention of charging blacks premium prices for real estate develops. In addition, there is the action of white mobs to keep them in Black Bottom. Rents...

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