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Strange Fruit


Made famous by singer [[Performer~P94661~Billie Holiday~billieholiday]] in an unforgettable 1939 recording, the haunting anti-lynching anthem "Strange Fruit" was not, as many believe, written by an African-American. Rather, it grew out of poem penned by a Jewish schoolteacher from the Bronx, [[Performer~P331217~Abel Meeropol~abelmeeropol]]. Outraged by the shabby and often brutal treatment of black citizens in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave, [[Performer~P331217~Meeropol~abelmeeropol...more

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