Saturday, May 08, 2010

strange fruit

Photo via Law & Disorder Radio

Willie McGee and the Traveling Electric Chair, a Radio Diaries Production »

Willie McGee's story, as told by his granddaughter Bridgette McGee-Robinson, is worth a sit down and a listen, in the same way Jacqueline Goldsby's A spectacular secret: lynching in American life and literature is worth a difficult, heart-wrenching review.

Because this is the America that we have to make sense of somehow. Or better: struggle to redeem.

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