The Wright Museum


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The Wright Museum proudly hosts the Great Michigan Read Author Tour with Kevin Boyle, author of the 2011-12 Great Michigan Read book "Arc of Justice: A Saga of Race, Civil Rights, and Murder in the Jazz Age."  Boyle will host a presentation, question-and-answer session, and book signing.


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"Arc of Justice" tells the story of African American Dr. Ossian Sweet and the chain of events that occurred after he purchased a home for his family in an all-white Detroit neighborhood in 1925. The book won the 2004 National Book Award for nonfiction, was named a 2005 Michigan Notable Book, and was selected for the Great Michigan Read by a group of nearly 50 librarians, teachers, students, professors, authors and more from across the state.


This event is FREE and open to the public.  The Great Michigan Read is presented by the Michigan Humanities Council with support from Meijer and the National Endowment for the Humanities.  For more information on the Great Michigan Read program, please visit

















Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
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