Strange Fruit in Florida: Racial Violence in the Sunshine State

Presented by:
Tameka Hobbs
In-person Presentation Needs:
Laptop, Clicker for slides, Speakers, Microphone, Podium
Presentation Length:
35 Minutes

Program Details

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.

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About Tameka

Strange Fruit in Florida: Racial Violence in the Sunshine State

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.

Contact Information and Details:

  • Phone: 804-356-3212
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