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  • Billie Holiday performing at Downbeat, New York, in 1947. William P. Gottlieb/Wikimedia Commons

    “Strange Fruit”- Billie Holiday

    First recorded by the famous jazz singer Billie Holiday, ‘Strange Fruit’ is a song about the lynching of black people in Southern America in the first half of the 20th Century. It was first written as a poem by teacher Abel Meerpol and was then was published in 1937....