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Billie Holiday, Abe Meeropol, and “Strange Fruit”—the Famous Song about Lynching Black People in America

By Elaine Magliaro Eleanora Fagan, better known as Billie Holiday, was a famous American jazz singer and song writer. One of her “most iconic” songs is Strange Fruit, which was first recorded in 1939. Elizabeth Blair (NPR) called the song … Continue reading

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