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ON THIS DAY: April 20, 2017

April 20th is UN Chinese Language Day * International Cli-Fi Day * Cheddar Fries Day Kickball Day * National High Five Day * ________________________________________________________________ MORE! Johann Agricola, Billie Holiday and Jin Xiang, click

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ON THIS DAY: April 7, 2017

April 7th is Coffee Cake Day National Beer Day * International Beaver Day * International Snailpapers Day * National Walk to Work Day * World Health Organization Day * Day of Remembrance of the Victims of the Rwanda Genocide * … Continue reading

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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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