Oct 24, 2005

OSU Historian To Visit UT

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OSU history professor and author Dr. Kevin Boyle will speak at the University of Toledo on Friday, October 28.

Boyle's latest book, Arc of Justice: The Sweet Case and the Course of Civil Rights, examines the ordeal of Dr. Ossian Sweet, who moved to Detroit in the 1920s with his family to an all-white neighborhood. When the local block association incited a mob to drive Sweet from the neighborhood, he asked friends to help him defend his new home. The death of a white man led to a sensational murder trial, and Sweet was defended by legendary attorney Clarence Darrow.

Boyle’s book received the 2004 National Book Award for non-fiction. He is also the author of The UAW and the Heyday of American Liberalism, 1945-1968 (1995), coauthor of Muddy Boots and Ragged Aprons: Images of Working-Class Detroit, 1900-1930 (1997), and editor of Organized Labor and American Politics, 1894-1994: The Labor-Liberal Alliance.

The talk is part of the UT History Department's "Engaged History" series, and will be held in room 1520 in Rocket Hall. It is open to the public.

4 comments:

Lisa Renee said...

That sounds like another good one. Maybe this time I'll be able to go.

:)

liberal_dem said...

Wouldn't it be both interesting as well as humorous to find Mr. Nazi in the audience, attempting to shout-out Dr. Boyle during his lecture.

But then, why not. It seems that the number of big-mouth morons in our nation is growing faster than the National Debt.

Folks like these, as well as the nicely placed administration neo-cons, have been able to fool large numbers of people once or occasionally twice. However, I note a trend of late across America which suggests that the 'sheeple' have awakened from their right-wing Kool Aid induced slumber. They are thinking for themselves once again.

Sorry fascists [of all types], but your fun-fest with the American mind and soul is at an end. It is time for you to go back to your caves and rest up until, once again, the time will present itself for your reappearance.

The citizens of America are raising their blinds, opening their windows, and once again walking out into the light of truth and justice.

Today we mourn the loss of Rosa Parks, a woman who would not rise to accept the fascist laws of Jim Crow. Surely, during this night, as she entered the Pearly Gates, a booming voice said, "Welcome, Rosa, we've been waiting for you: take ANY seat in the House."

Hooda Thunkit said...
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Hooda Thunkit said...

Dr. Boyle looks like he's just a kid; are you sure he's not an imposter?

Of course you all look like kids to me;-)

Some heavy hitting stuff here...


Very thoughtful tribute to Ms. Rosa Parks mike.