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Strange Fruit, Volume 1

Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History

by Joel Christian Gill

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Joel Christian Gill collects stories from African-American history that exemplify success in the face of great adversity. Among the stories included are: Henry "Box" Brown, who escaped from slavery by mailing himself to Philadelphia; the black cycling champion Marshall "Major" Taylor; and Bass Reeves, the most successful lawman in the old West.

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Bass Reeves, depicted here in an illustration from Joel Christian Gill's Tales of the Talented Tenth, was one of the first African-American U.S. marshals. Click here for a closer look. Courtesy of Fulcrum Publishing hide caption

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'Strange Fruit' Shares Uncelebrated, Quintessentially American Stories

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