Strange Fruit: The Biography of a Song

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Recorded by jazz legend Billie Holiday in 1939, "Strange Fruit" is considered the first significant song of the civil rights movement and the first musical assault against racial lynchings. The author discusses his revealing account of the song, chronicles the civil rights movement from the 1930s on, and profiles Holiday and songwriter, Abel Meeropol. Photos.

Strange Fruit: The Biography of a Song 2001, Ecco Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780060959562

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