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Ossian Sweet and the Ku Klux Klan

The Divided States of America

The deepest and most historically consistent division between people in America has been along racial lines. This story of how medical doctor Ossian Sweet came to be on trial after shootings at his Detroit home in September 1925, helps to illustrate and explain the strong racial tensions at this time, as well as the activities and beliefs of the Ku Klux Klan.

Rating: E
Production Year: 2020
Duration: 8 min
Series: The Divided States of America
Printable Resources: Yes

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