Strange Fruit

Strange Fruit

Vol. 01, Uncelebrated Narratives From Black History

Book - 2014
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"Strange Fruit, Volume I, Uncelebrated narratives from Black history is a collection of stories from African American history that exemplifies success in the face of great adversity. This unique graphic anthology offers historical and cultural commentary on nine uncelebrated heroes whose stories are not often found in history books. Among the stories included are: Henry 'Box' Brown, who escaped from slavery by mailing himself to Philadelphia; Alexander Crummell and the Noyes Academy, the first integrated school in America, established in the 1830s; Marshall 'Major' Taylor, a.k.a. the Black Cyclone, the first Black champion in any sport; and Bass Reeves, the most successful lawman in the Old West. Written and illustrated by Joel Christian Gill, the diverse art beautifully captures the spirit of each remarkable individual and opens a window into an important part of American history"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Golden, CO : Fulcrum Publishing, 2014
ISBN: 9781938486296
1938486293
Characteristics: 172 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Gates, Henry Louis Jr

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