Lynchings: Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday

Here is old footage of Billie Holiday performing her classic song Strange Fruit. Strange Fruit is a powerful and vivid song describing the henous lynchings that took place in the south. The strange fruit was the dead black bodies that were left hanging on the trees. This practice of lynching black bodies (especially black males) became prominent AFTER slavery was over, to maintain control and fear over the black population.  Sometimes we gotta look back and understand where we have come from to better understand where we are headed.

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