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A crowd gathering to witness the killing of Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith, two victims of lynch law in Marion, Indiana, 7th August 1930. This image was the inspiration for the poem 'Strange Fruit' by Abel Meeropol. (Photo Lawrence Beitler/by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

A crowd gathering to witness the killing of Thomas Shipp and Abram Smith, two victims of lynch law in Marion, Indiana, 7th August 1930. This image was the inspiration for the poem 'Strange Fruit' by Abel Meeropol.  (Photo Lawrence Beitler/by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)