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S; the passion and of Emmet Till and the engaged vision of Martin Luther King Jr; he invokes the spirits of Billie Holliday and Langston Hughes Fannie Lou Hamer and Ida B Well and the witness of black artists writers preachers and fighters for justice And he remembers the victims especially the 5000 who perished during the lynching period Through their witness he contemplates the greatest challenge of any Christian theology to explain how life can be made meaningful in the face of death and injusti In 1964 I was a kid a couple of years away from voting age a

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The Cross and the Lynching Tree Refuses to let the worst determine our final meaning While the lynching tree symbolized white power and black death the cross symbolizes divine power and black life God overcoming the power of sin and death For African Americans the image of Jesus hung on a tree to die powerfully grounded their faith that God was with them even in the suffering of the lynching era In a work that spans social history theology and cultural studies Cone explores the message of the spirituals and the power of the blue Summary A reflection on the parallel between the cross and t