Billie Holiday Strange Fruit Lyrics Genius Lyrics Strange Fruit Lyrics Southern trees bear a 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 Billie Holiday Strange Fruit lyrics LyricsFreak Eleanora Fagan April , July , , better known as Billie Holiday, was an American jazz singer with a career spanning nearly thirty years Nicknamed Lady Day by her friend and music partner Lester Young, Holiday had a seminal influence on jazz music and pop singing Her vocal Strange Fruit Billie Holiday Signature Song The 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. Strange Fruit Billie Holiday Last 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. The Strange Story Of The Man Behind Strange Fruit NPR Sep , The Strange Story Of The Man Behind Strange Fruit One of Billie Holiday s most iconic songs is Strange Fruit, a haunting protest against the inhumanity of Independent Lens STRANGE FRUIT The Film PBS STRANGE FRUIT explores the history and legacy of a song unique in the annals of American music Best known from Billie Holiday s haunting rendition, the song Strange Fruit is a harrowing Strange Fruit novel Wikipedia Strange Fruit IMDb Jul , Directed by Joel Katz With Dorothy Thigpen, Milton Gabler, Farah Jasmine Griffin, C.T Vivian In , after seeing a photo depicting the lynching of a black man in the south, Bronx born high school teacher Abel Meeropol wrote a poem entitled Strange Fruit that begins with the words Southern trees bear a strange fruit Blood on the leaves and blood at the root....
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