Friday, February 06, 2009
April Shipp's Strange Fruit Quilt - Video
Last night I stumbled upon this You Tube video interview of Sistah Quilter April Shipp. She talks about her THREE YEAR dedication to stitching the quilt Strange Fruit: A Century of Lynching 1865 - 1965. This video is 10 minutes long and was filmed at Michigan State University as part of the Quilts and Human Rights exhibit held there in 2008. Ms. Shipp's quilt is 12 pounds and includes the names of more than 5,000 African American men, women, and children lynched in the US. I cried watching this video. Honor to Laura Nelson.