Strange Fruit Setting

Lillian Smith
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Maxwell, Georgia

Maxwell, Georgia is the town in Georgia where this story is set. In the period of transition between the end of the Civil War and the Civil Rights era, the people of Maxwell hold highly racists views. Although blacks are now free, they are allowed only to hold jobs as servants or field workers. The town is segregated, with specific areas that blacks are not allowed to go. Even the community wide revival services have designated areas for the blacks to sit.

Colored Town

Colored Town consists of the areas of Maxwell where the black residents live. These areas are generally more ramshackle and not kept up well as the residents don't have the money to care for their homes. When the people of this area of town get together in what little spare time they have to socialize, they enjoy each other's company with dancing, drinking...

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