The Sweet Trials, Clarence Darrow and Race

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“I would like to see a time when man loves his fellow-man, and forgets his color or his creed. We will never be civilized until that time comes. I know the Negro race has a long road to go. I believe the life of the Negro race has been a life of tragedy, of injustice, of oppression. The law had made him equal, but man has not. And, after all, the last analysis is, what has man done? – and not what has the law done?” Closing Argument of Clarence Darrow in the trial of Henry Sweet, May 18, 1926 (second Sweet trial)

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