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Mixed media collage/assemblages sculpture
Strange Fruit
Mixed-Media Assemblage
72"h x 19"w x 12"l

More than 4400 African American men, women, and children were hanged, burned alive, shot, drowned, and beaten to death by white mobs between 1877 and 1950. Millions more fled the South as refugees from racial terrorism, profoundly impacting the entire nation. “Strange Fruit,” a poem written by Abel Meeropol and popularized by Billie Holiday’s musical recording in the 1930s for its anti-lynching and human rights message. The lyrics are morbidly metaphoric, evoking imagery of victims, mostly black men, lynched by white supremacists.