Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age - Chapter 9 "Prejudice" Summary & Analysis

Kevin Boyle
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Chapter 9 "Prejudice" Summary

Darrow eliminates Klan members during the jury selection process. The judge allows the challenges to the potential jurors. Darrow and Hays take their time selecting a jury. While this is occurring the election takes place and the Klan is defeated. Darrow never says anything about the elections of the events surrounding it. They finally complete the jury selection process and the case begins with the prosecution calling its witnesses.

Toms' case is that the Negroes came prepared to shoot. They have little furniture in the house but they have 11 men and arms. Sweet moves into the all-white neighborhood knowing there could be trouble and they go there to wait for trouble. Toms then calls witnesses to testify of this contention. The police testify that they had the house cordoned off and the people inside protected. They hear shots fired...

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