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*** Virtual *** Strange Fruit in Florida


Strange Fruit in Florida

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.

Florida Talks: At Home! Democracy in Florida: A Work in Progress

If you have any questions about our Florida Talks: At Home series, contact Alex Buell at [email protected].

Events Details:

Date/time: June 3, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm


Presented By:

Dr. Tameka Hobbs

Event Fee:

Free

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Event Contact:

Event Contact:

Alex Buell
Email:
abuell@flahum.org



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