Black Cinema Film Series - Strange Fruit

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Photo by William P. Gottlieb

In collaboration with Blk-Art, History & Culture, the Washington Park Library will present a Fall and Winter Film Series. Award-winning documentaries highlighting African American history and achievement will be presented with discussion sessions. Screenings are free and open to the public. The presentation is intended for adult audiences. No registration is required.

Strange Fruit is an examination of the anti-lynching protest song made famous by Billie Holiday. It reviews the historical events, contexts and incidents of racial hatred that the song's title represents. The film also follows the underlying problem of racism that continues into contemporary culture.

WHERE: Washington Park Library, 2121 N. Sherman Blvd.
WHEN: Wednesday, December 18th, 6:00PM to 7:45PM

"Strange Fruit", sung by Billie Holiday, can be downloaded for free through Freegal Music, available to all adults who have a valid library card from Milwaukee Public Library (residents of the city of Milwaukee only).

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