Crying Tree: Lynching Memorial Locket Necklace
Crying Tree: Lynching Memorial Locket Necklace
Crying Tree: Lynching Memorial Locket Necklace
Crying Tree: Lynching Memorial Locket Necklace
Crying Tree: Lynching Memorial Locket Necklace
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Crying Tree: Lynching Memorial Locket Necklace

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Like leaves taken from the Tree of Life
so are the lives taken and hung from the root of hatred.
These were among the bodies stolen
who are suspended in Cain’s pride and Abel’s blood,
but forgotten no more. -Fury

Closely carried. Forever remembered.

Depending on how I print the names I’ve gathered, each locket contains 10 to 20 LEAFS of flame-kissed, sand hued paper with names of a great many of the men, women and children -- yes women and children -- who were RECORDED as lynched (most of them were hung from trees to the pleasure of audiences, and many went unrecorded).

I include a selection of 200 names...of the well over 4,000 lynching victims from roughly 1837 to 2020. A gem, bits or a skeleton of a leaf, a bit of stone or moss, or a combination of these things (artist's choice) will accompany them.

These lockets are labors of great love that I take great pride and care in making. This is among the sorrows that have weighed on heart most of my life. And I've been around a while. I've long sought to carry these names with me so that, in the fullness of time, somewhere, these souls know they are known, mourned, valued and never forgotten. And, hopefully, one day, know too, that their tragic, horrific deaths were not in vain. I know there are others out there, like me, who will value this keepsake. A portion of the proceeds from this sale will go to the Southern Poverty Law Center* On an 18-inch chain, it's long enough to be worn, short enough to dangle from a hook, precious enough to be placed with keepsakes... Many are the ways you can use it to RESTORE WORTH TO LIVES STOLEN, lives lost. -Fury

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* https://www.splcenter.org/?gclid=Cj0KCQjw5eX7BRDQARIsAMhYLP-cPdwgSZUdV0w3toSh75IuuGn2O07AGlZEY6AEoJzZsYLVyFUeWU0aAosEEALw_wcB