“Strange Fruit”

Posted: 11 February 2015 in Uncategorized
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As a follow-up to yesterday’s post about lynchings in the United States, and as part of the research for our Tale of Two Depressions course, I discovered that the inspiration for Lewis Allan’s “Strange Fruit,” later made famous by Billie Holliday, was the 1930 lynching of two black men in Marion, Indiana.

 

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  1. İnci Birdal says:

    Nina Simone sings it beautifully!

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