Chris Alvanas

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Strange Fruit”, the song about black lynching in the south made famous by blues singer Billie Holiday, was originally a poem written by Abel Meeropol, a Jewish schoolteacher from the Bronx.

One of Billie Holiday's most iconic songs is "Strange Fruit," a haunting protest against the inhumanity of racism. Many people know that the man who wrote the song was inspired by a photograph of a lynching. But they might not realize that he's also tied to an iconic event in America's history.

Abel Meeropol watches as his sons, Robert and Michael, play with a train set. Abel wrote the famous poem/song strange fruit.

A crowd gathers in Marion, Indiana, in 1930 to witness a lynching. This photograph inspired the poem and song “Strange Fruit.”

A crowd gathers in Marion, Indiana, in 1930 to witness a lynching. This photograph inspired the poem and song “Strange Fruit.

Фотограф Sally Mann — Look At Me

Фотограф Sally Mann — Look At Me

18 Sally Mann

we sat on our own star and dreamed of the way that we were and the way that we wanted to be.

Фотограф Sally Mann — Look At Me

Фотограф Sally Mann — Look At Me