Tag: lynching

The Legacy of Lynching: Part 2

…lately Black Americans have been in the news regularly dying from police brutality and “suicide”. The astute among us have realized that these reek of fowl play, and the naive and innocent of us don’t want to believe what we know to be true.

Recently at a workshop I slowed class down and had us stop and think as we listen to the well-known song, Strange Fruit.The class was about listening to lyrics and the importance of understanding story. As the song stopped, I found myself struggling to find words to describe the emotion that I was overwhelmed with. I looked out until crowd of faces, that mostly didn’t look like mine, and I saw a vast range of emotions that I didn’t quite understand.