Nov. 6 – Quilt Project Honors Lynching Victims, Showing/Discussion in Royal Oak

Nov. 6 – Quilt Project Honors Lynching Victims, Showing/Discussion in Royal Oak

Royal Oak, MI – “Strange Fruit: A Century of Lynching and Murder” Michigan Quilt Artist, April Anue Shipp, created “Strange Fruit” to honor and memorialize 5000 African Americans who were lynched in the United States between 1865 and 1965.

Ms. Shipp will be present to speak about her inspiration and process in creating this monumental work.  Wednesday, November 6 7-8:30pm St. John’s Episcopal Church,  Royal Oak.

April enjoys making quilts with spiritual, historical and family significance and has participated in many historical quilt projects. She visits schools to teach children an understanding and appreciation of their rich heritage and the history of quilt making. Her quilts have been displayed in many venues, including Quilters Newsletter Magazine, University of Michigan, The Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History, the Carr Center and Wayne County Community  College downtown campus.

St. John’s Episcopal Church 26998 Woodward Royal Oak, MI 48067 248.546.1255 www.stjohnro.org

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