Strange Fruit Speaks: Charge to the People at Riverside Church

Similar to the “Seven Last Words of Jesus” traditionally preached on Good Friday, we will convene a “Seven Last Words: Strange Fruit Speaks” service with a focus on the final words uttered by seven black people slain by police, security personnel, or vigilantes. These words will be the preaching “texts” for sermons on Eric Garner (“I Can’t Breathe”), Renisha McBride (“I Want to Go Home”), and Michael Brown (“Don’t Shoot!”), among others.