Presentation on theme: "Arc Of Justice – Cheat Sheet Ossian Sweet Sweet was born in Florida in 1895, to a father who was a former slave. When he was six years old, Ossian witnessed."— Presentation transcript:
Arc Of Justice – Cheat Sheet Ossian Sweet Sweet was born in Florida in 1895, to a father who was a former slave. When he was six years old, Ossian witnessed a lynching in Florida that had an influence on his views of race. Sweet left Florida at age 13 to attend Wilberforce prep-school and college in Ohio. After finishing his degree at Wilberforce, Sweet attended Medical School at Howard, in Washington D.C., where he witnessed the D.C. riots of 1919.
Arc Of Justice – Cheat Sheet Ossian Sweet (continued) Sweet moved to Detroit. He was unable to find work in a hospital due to his race, and instead opened an office in Black Bottom. Sweet found his wife in Detroit, and after they were married the couple traveled to Europe in 1923, where he studied under Europeans like Marie Curie. When the Sweets returned to Detroit in 1924, they had their first child and needed a bigger place to live to raise their family.
Arc Of Justice – Cheat Sheet Gladys Sweet Gladys Mitchell was born in Pittsburg but was raised in Detroit, to a middle-class black family. Gladys’ family had been in Detroit long enough that they lived near whites and Gladys grew up on the east-side where she was very used to living around white people.
Arc Of Justice – Cheat Sheet Waterworks Park Waterworks Park is a neighborhood on the east-side of Detroit, named after a public park, built on the grounds of a water pumping station.
Arc Of Justice – Cheat Sheet Wilberforce University Wilberforce is a Historically Black College, located in Xenia, Ohio, which was set up by the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Wilberforce was a top school that attracted top professors like W.E.B. Du Bois.
Arc Of Justice – Cheat Sheet Mitchell’s Family friends of the Sweets, who allowed the Sweets to stay with them when they returned from Europe. Dunbar (Hospital) Detroit’s First Black Hospital. Ossian was not able to get a job there, but aspired to eventually become one of their doctors,
Arc Of Justice – Cheat Sheet Anglo-Saxon This term describes people whose ancestry dates back to the Europeans who conquered what we now know as the British Isles. This includes the English, but not the Irish.
Arc Of Justice – Cheat Sheet Talented Tenth This term was used by W.E.B. Du Bois, in an essay where Du Bois stated that he believed that one in ten black men had the ability to become leaders for their race. Du Bois believed was the responsibility of these men to act as leaders in the fight for Civil Rights. Ossian viewed the Doctors at Dunbar as clearly part of this group and wished to become a leader as well.