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*** Virtual *** Strange Fruit in Florida
June 3, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Florida’s painful history of racial violence, highlighted by civil rights activist Harry T. Moore’s fight against lynching and the Ku Klux Klan that led to his death in a bombing of his home. “Strange Fruit” refers to a song made famous by Billie Holiday about the lynching of African Americans in the South. Echoes of these events still routinely make the national news even today.
Dr. Tameka Hobbs, Associate Provost and Associate Professor of History at Florida Memorial University will examine the history of lynching and racial violence in Florida.
This event is funded by the Florida Humanities Florida Talks: At Home! program.
If you have any questions about our Florida Talks: At Home series, contact Alex Buell at [email protected].
June 3, 2020 @ 6:00 pm -
June 3, 2020 @ 7:30 pm