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Some colored folks started singing a song right then, whispering the words in the gathering dark: Here is a fruit for the crows to pluck for the rain to gather for the wind to suck for the sun to rot for the tree to drop Here is a strange and bitter crop Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.
Play real music in your classroom! : "Strange Fruit" by Billie Holiday
The Strange Story Of The Man Behind 'Strange Fruit'
Billie Holiday by Roy DeCarava in the Photographs Dept.
Billie Holiday . . . Strange Fruit. Referencing Lynching of Black people. So true!
She has consoled me through heartache and heartbreak for most of my life. Thank You Billie.
Billie Holiday at the mic, 1946 love your board you have amazing people very good choice
Billie Holiday photographed by Bob Willoughby (1952)
the incomparable Billie Holiday
Billie Holiday by Burt Goldblatt in 1958
Billie Holiday was known for her bold presence, her tall physical stature. She emphasized this by wearing clothes that transfixed audiences in understated, purposeful ways. She loved a beautiful gown and accessorizing it perfectly.