Strange Fruit - Chapter 4 Summary & Analysis

Lillian Smith
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Tracy watches the Pusey home across the street. He knows Dorothy is preparing for bed. That night after meeting Ed on the path, he’d gone to Dorothy and went with her to church. After services they went with the College Street crowd of friends to the drug store for cokes. Harriet Harris talked about the corruptness of the revivals to make herself feel better wishing the preacher would talk about how to live life. Prentiss Reid, the editor of the town’s newspaper, told Harriet she had it wrong as the church wanted her to sponsor it, not follow the teachings of Jesus.

Now, Tracy thinks of his time in the army. He’d met people with the idea that one day the world could be one where everyone was treated equally. Tracy argued they didn’t know the mindset of those in...

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