Black History Month: Day 22 – Lady Day Sings of Lynching

The song "Strange Fruit" was originally a poem written and published in 1937. ┬áIt was written by English teacher Abel Meeropol under his pen name Lewis Allan. ┬áInspired by the photograph of two African American men who were lynched while surrounded by a large crowd of White Americans, it protested American racial violence (specifically lynching). … Continue reading Black History Month: Day 22 – Lady Day Sings of Lynching

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