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Story of hanging survivor wins state screen writing contest

MADISON (WKOW) -- The story of Dr. James Cameron, who survived a lynching and founded America's Black Holocaust Museum, won two screenwriters from Milwaukee and Chicago a nonprofit screenwriter's contest in the state.

Dr. Fran Kaplan and Aaron Greer won the Wisconsin Screenwriters Forum award for their screenplay entitled "Fruit of the Tree."

Kaplan and Greer say they hope the recognition will broaden Camerson's story to wider audiences.

They will receive $1,000 and various prizes from co-sponsor InkTip.com.

Ken Rance, screenwriter of the film "New in Town" starring Renee Zelweger and Harry Connick, Jr., judged and selected the winning entry.

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