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  • Lynne Polvino

    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.

  • Caitlin Sabers

    Play real music in your classroom! : "Strange Fruit" by Billie Holiday

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