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"Strange Fruit" is a song performed most famously by Billie Holiday. It condemned American racism, particularly the lynching of African Americans that had occurred chiefly in the South but also in all regions of the United States. Holiday's version of the song was inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame in 1978. It was also included in the list of Songs of the Century, by the Recording Industry of America and the National Endowment for the Arts.

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  • Avatar for Adjar-one
    yes! thank you
  • Avatar for iamvee
    racism STILL is a terrible thing. The message is none the less powerful and painful. [3] It's crazy how a song from the 1930s is still so painfully relevant today.
  • Avatar for Druid66
    Shattering stuff. What a song.
  • Avatar for misstrusty0117
    racism STILL is a terrible thing. The message is none the less powerful and painful [2] You dont need to read the news to see it's there, It's all around us.
  • Avatar for SuthrnGal63
    racism STILL is a terrible thing. The message is none the less powerful and painful.
  • Avatar for racheln92
    racism was a terrible thing. This is a good message, more the powerful sang by a black woman herself. Very true though.
  • Avatar for ctaberner
    Utterly shocking - but necessary to say it
  • Avatar for pun_kin
    Beautiful, terrifying
  • Avatar for YRUM
    <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3 <3
  • Avatar for 3901
    The descriptions (especially "the sudden smell of burning flesh") are so vivid that my gag reflex churns.

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