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Strange Fruit – A Terrifying Work of Art

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I posted this short documentary as a way of putting the death of Trayvon Martin into context.  Many Americans either don’t know or have forgotten the horror of this episode in our history.  And, whether you agree with the verdict or not, Trayvon Martin’s is one more in a long string of unpunished murders of black men and boys.  We should all be mindful of the kinds of atrocities that can happen when a society turns a blind eye to vigilantism.

 

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Author: Daniela

I was born in Croatia, at that time Yugoslavia. My family moved to the US when I was very young, but I still treasure the memories of my grandfather teaching me how to protect myself against the "evil eye," my grandmother shopping early every morning, at the open air market, to buy the freshest vegetables for the day's meals, and the traditions that were the underpinnings of our society. Someone once noted that "For all of us that want to move forward, there are a very few that want to keep the old methods of production, traditions and crafts alive." I am a fellow traveler with those who value the old traditions and folk wisdom. I believe the knowledge they possess can contribute significantly to our efforts to build a more sustainable world; one that values the individual over the corporation, conservation over growth and happiness over wealth.

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