Fishko Files from WNYC

Strange Fruit

May 17, 2018

At the club Café Society in 1939, Billie Holiday would regularly send a hushed chill through the crowd with her celebrated rendition of a controversial song about lynching. In honor of the recent opening of the Legacy Museum in Alabama, highlighting slavery and lynching: this archival Fishko Files - with Lena Horne and others on the historic song "Strange Fruit." (Produced in 2000)

Billie Holiday - Strange Fruit (1939)


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