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Eugene John Parker Sage ( March 31, 1896 - June 01, 1978) of Detroit and Pontiac, Michigan was a diemaker and a defendant in the Great Sedition Trial of 1944. In 1935 he organized a secret organization called the Black Legion. It had a military structure and was estimated at having 25,000 members. It was organized the Midwestern states and like Klan organizations at the time targeted Communists, Blacks and “anti-social” elements in society.
On April 16, 1942, Parker Sage, Garland Alderman, and Virgil Chandler were indicted by a Federal Grand Jury in connection to the Sojourner Truth public housing riot in Detroit. The were charged with conspiracy to incite a riot. The Justice Department later saw there was insufficient evidence to prosecute them.