Strange Fruit

On the drive in to work this morning, I heard this fascinating NPR piece about the writer of one Billie Holiday’s most powerful songs: The Strange Story Of The Man Behind ‘Strange Fruit’. The link not only provides the story as it was broadcast on NPR, but the transcript is full of links to additional stories related to the lynching which inspired the song, Billie Holiday’s incredible career, and Abel Meeropol’s connections to communism and Julius and Ethel Rosenberg.

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