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  1. Dec 22,  · A magic song from a magic voice lyrics Strange Fruit Southern trees bear strange fruit Blood on the leaves and blood at the root Black bodies swinging in the Author: prokoman1.
  2. In the lyrics, black victims are portrayed as “strange fruit,” as they hang from trees, rotting in the sun, blowing in the wind, and becoming food for crows upon being burned. It was a protest song.
  3. “Strange Fruit” is a song performed most famously by Billie Holiday, who first sang and recorded it in Written by a white, Jewish high school teacher from the Bronx and a member of the Communist Party, Abel Meeropol wrote it as a protest poem, exposing American racism, particularly the lynching of African Americans.
  4. Nov 29,  · Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees. Pastoral scene of the gallant south, The bulging eyes and the twisted mouth, Scent of magnolias, sweet and fresh, Then the sudden smell of burning flesh. Here is fruit for the crows to pluck, For the rain to gather, for the wind to suck, For the sun to rot, for the trees to drop.
  5. Sep 05,  · One of Billie Holiday's most iconic songs is "Strange Fruit," a haunting protest against the inhumanity of racism. Many people know that the man who wrote the song was inspired by a photograph of a Author: Elizabeth Blair.
  6. Apr 15,  · It was named the song of the century by Time magazine in , and the story of Strange Fruit’s conception has entered legend. Originally a poem called Bitter Fruit.
  7. Jul 04,  · 'Strange fruit': How Black artists defied U.S. racism, got it right and paid the price As protests force a reckoning on policing, MSNBC’s Ari Melber reports on .
  8. Southern trees bear strange fruit Blood on the leaves and blood at the root Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.

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