Ossian Sweet

The Dr. Ossian Sweet House, located at 2905 Garland Street, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a registered Michigan State Historical Site (#S0461).  Dr. Ossian Sweet, a prominent African American physician, purchased this home in what was an all-white Detroit neighborhood.   In 1925, the property became the site of a racial incident that resulted in a nationally publicized murder trial that significantly impacted the greater Civil Rights movement.

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For more information:

National Park Service National Register of Historic Places

Detroit Historical Society: Encyclopedia of Detroit - Sweet, Ossian



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