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Strange Fruit Documentary Screening

March 10, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Dir.: Joel Katz, USA 57 min.

Join us at Chapel Hill landmark, Varsity Theatre, for a screening of Strange Fruit, the first documentary exploring the history and legacy of the Billie Holiday classic. The song’s evolution tells a dramatic story of America’s radical past using one of the most influential protest songs ever written as its epicenter. The saga brings viewers face- to- face with the terror of lynching even as it spotlights the courage and heroism of those who fought for racial justice when to do so was to risk ostracism and livelihood if white – and death if Black. It examines the history of lynching, and the interplay of race, labor and the left, and popular culture as forces that would give rise to the Civil Rights Movement. A discussion will take place after the film’s screening. This event is made possible with support from the Chapel Hill-Carrboro NAACP.

This event is FREE and open to the public.

Details

Date:
March 10, 2019
Time:
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Event Tags:
Website:
https://unc.live/2Ih6IB0

Organizer

The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History
Phone:
(919)962-9001
Email:
stonecenter@unc.edu
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