National Book Award-winning history of a Black doctor who buys a home for his family in a white section of Detroit in the twenties. With the doctor, his wife and some of his friends inside the house, a threatening white mob gathers.
There are shots and a white man is killed. Everyone in the house except the wife is put on trial for murder. Clarence Darrow becomes the lawyer for the defense, and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund is started to cover expenses of the trial. Dramatic, personal, political, and riveting.
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Contributor: Nancy Schimmel