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Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday, Cafe Society And An Early Cry For Civil Rights



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An exploration of the powerful song, that portrayed the lynching of a black man in the South, its effect on society and the lady who dared to sing it.






An exploration of the powerful song, that portrayed the lynching of a black man in the South, its effect on society and the lady who dared to sing it.


led his famous march on Washington yet Strange Fruit lived on. STRANGE FRUIT Billie Holiday CafÇ Society and an Early Cry for Civil Rights User Review Kirkus Expanding on an article that originated in the pages of Vanity Fair Margolick At the Bar 1995. It was early 1939 the night that Holiday first sang Strange. Strange Fruit Billie Holiday Café Society and an Early Cry for Civil Rights Philadelphia Running Press 2000. David Margolick traces the history of Strange Fruit from a forbidden banned song to a celebrated cry for civil rights in a concise style. Aida Amoako Strange Fruit the most shocking song of all time Songs that made history BBC.


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In fact an unassuming New York City schoolteacher and loyal Communist Party member Abel Meeropol had written the song originally as a poem titled Bitter Fruit in 1936. it was the first significant protest in words and music the first unmuted cry against racism. Strange Fruit Billie Holiday Cafe Society An Early Cry for Civil Rights by David Margolick Running Press March 2000 18.95 ISBN 71 When the song Strange Fruit was written by a Jewish man named Lewis Allan in 1939 the civil rights movement had not formally begun and the lynching of African Americans and Jews in the South was. From fourtime Pulitzer Prize nominee David Margolick STRANGE FRUIT explores the story of the memorable civil rights ballad made famous by Billie Holiday . The forward is written by author and Pulitzer Prizewinning . by DH Daniels 2003 Cited by 1 Article Preview David Margolick. In David Margolicks book STRANGE FRUIT BILLIE HOLIDAY CAFÉ SOCIETY AND AN EARLY CRY FOR CIVIL RIGHTS pub Running Press 2000 the Vanity Fair writer explores the history of the ballad thats been called a declaration of war the beginning of the Civil Rights Movement as well as one of the top ten songs that changed the world. Robert L Zangrando The NAACP Crusade Against Lynching. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. In 1939 the performance of the songs evocative lyrics portraying the lynching of a black man in the Southern US sparked controversy and sometimes violence wherever Billie Holiday went.


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