Strange Fruit: Graphic Novel Explores Lesser-Known Black History
Many music scholars have written about the powerful imagery in Billie Holiday’s 1939 recording of “Strange Fruit,” depicting a lynching. A new graphic anthology evokes that image to tell stories of black Americans in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Joel Christian Gill, associate dean of student affairs at the New Hampshire Institute of Art. His new graphic anthology is called “Strange Fruit: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History.”
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