National Affairs: Again, Darrow


Again, Darrow

In Detroit a pallid, tense, exhausted attorney for the defense finished his plea with a recountal of the evolution of the Negro. Step by step, he dramatically retraced the Blackman's faltering trail from the reaches of the sombre Zambezi, through the confusing and indiscernible vagaries of his enslavement, through the darknesses of his neo-liberty with its mob-slaughter, lynching and stake-burnings, and finally into the hope and comprehensions of a new day. This graphic recitation was to show that Henry Sweet, Negro accused of murder, was the unconscious victim of ancient racial inheritances, that when he knelt before...

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