17 min

Strange Fruit Radio Diaries

    • Documentary

James Cameron is the only person known to have survived a lynching. This is his story. And this is also the story of the white residents of Marion, Indiana who witnessed or took part in the fateful events of August 7, 1930. In the 1970’s, some of their memories were recorded on cassette tapes, put in a box, and then forgotten for decades. Those cassettes were found in a basement a few years back, and you’ll hear them throughout this story.

James Cameron is the only person known to have survived a lynching. This is his story. And this is also the story of the white residents of Marion, Indiana who witnessed or took part in the fateful events of August 7, 1930. In the 1970’s, some of their memories were recorded on cassette tapes, put in a box, and then forgotten for decades. Those cassettes were found in a basement a few years back, and you’ll hear them throughout this story.

17 min

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