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Strange Fruit in Florida
February 4, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Dr. Hobbs, Associate Provost for Academic Affairs and the Founding Director of the FMU Social Justice Institute at Florida Memorial University shares the story of Florida’s painful history of racial violence. Hobbs highlights civil rights activist Harry T. Moore’s fight against lynching and the Ku Klux Klan that lead to his and his wife’s murder in a bombing of their Brevard County home. Strange Fruit refers to the 1937 song made famous by singer Billie Holiday about the lynching of African Americans.
Funding for this program was provided through a grant from the Florida Humanities with funds from the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the National Endowment for the Humanities.
February 4, 2021 @ 5:00 pm -
February 4, 2021 @ 6:00 pm