Strange Fruit v1: Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History

Jacket art of graphic novel Strange Fruit, Volume II- More Uncelebrated Narratives from Black History

  • Contributors: words and pictures by Joel Christian Gill ; foreword by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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  • Summary: A collection of stories from African American history that exemplifies success in the face of great adversity. This 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 Crummel 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.
  • Awards/Recognition:
    • Commended for Cybils (Graphic Novel/YA) 2014
    • No additional awards known of as of 10/1/2020. Please contact this project's researchers if you are aware of an award not listed.

  • Number of Pages: 172
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  • Publication Year: 2014
  • Publisher: Fulcrum Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781938486296

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