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Strange Fruit in Florida: Racial Violence in the Sunshine State

April 24 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Dr. Hobbs, Executive Director of the A. Philip Randolph Institute at Edward Waters University, examines Florida’s painful history of lynching and racial violence, with a focus on the life and efforts of civil rights activist Harry T. Moore’s fight against lynching and the Klu Klux Klan that led to his death in a bombing of his home. Dr. Hobbs points to the need for truth, reconciliation, and memorialization in addressing the painful legacy of racial violence in the state. Strange Fruit refers to a song made famous by Billie Holiday about the lynching of African Americans in the South.

Tameka Bradley Hobbs is a social justice leader, educator, and author, with expertise in African American history, public history, and antiracist education. Hobbs is the author of Democracy Abroad, Lynching at Home: Racial Violence in Florida, which won the 2015 Florida Book Award for Florida Nonfiction, and the 2016 Harry T. and Harriette V. Moore Award from the Florida Historical Society.

This program is part of exhibit programming for Strange Fruits on view through April 28, 2024 at the Coral Gables Museum. This exhibition gathers a selection of recent work by Marielle Plaisir, a multimedia artist based in Miami, Florida. Working across various disciplines, from painting to drawing, to sculpture, to fashion and performance, Plaisir creates intense visual experiences that explore her French-Caribbean heritage against the backdrop of Postcolonialism. Support for the exhibition and related programming is provided by Marilyn Hollifield on behalf of MoCAAD, Consult General de France a Miami, EPGD Business Law, and Carol & Vince Damian.

Admission of $5 per person is required to attend. Parking is available at the city garage across from the museum at 220 Aragon Avenue, an additional metered lot at 338 Giralda Avenue, and metered street parking along Aragon Avenue and Grialda Avenue. Parking validation is not available. Personal still photography and videography are permitted. Upon entering the premises, visitors consent to potential media use of their likeness by the museum.

This Florida Talks program is a partnership between Florida Humanities and the Coral Gables Museum. Funding for this program was provided by Florida Humanities and sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture, the Florida Council on Arts and Culture, and the National Endowment for the Arts. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of Florida Humanities or the aforementioned entities.

Event Details

Event Date/time:

April 24 @ 6:00 pm -
April 24 @ 8:00 pm


Presenter Information:
Tameka Hobbs, Historian and Antiracist Educator
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Event Contact:

Maylin Lara Ojeda
(305) 603-8067

Event Venue:

Coral Gables Museum
285 Aragon Ave.
Coral Gables, FL 33134 United States
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Venue Phone:
(305) 603-8067

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