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By Chevon T. Baccus APR
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Professor Details Disturbing Part of Black History

Polk #3 in Florida for Lynchings


Last updated 3/16/2019 at 2:23pm

All Photos by Chevon Baccus

Dr. Tameka Bradley Hobbs set the tone with famed jazz singer Billie Holiday's haunting 1939 classic "Strange Fruit," a musical tale of lynchings, burning flesh and dripping blood. Her Black History lecture Thursday, Feb. 21 at the Lake Wales Museum continued with fascinating but disturbing stories, statistics and photos of far too many black men and women hung from trees in the South.

While many Black History lectures celebrate the accomplishments of African Americans, Hobbs focuses on the dark past she wants no one to forget. More than 75 people listened with rapt attention to Hobbs' des...

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