Billie Holiday

Billie Holiday 1915 – 1959

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Billie Holiday was an American singer best known for her song “Strange Fruit” about the lynching of two Black men in Marion, Indiana in 1930. The FBI and Federal Bureau of Narcotics hounded her and damaged her career in retaliation for refusing to stop singing the song.

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Billie Holiday singing Strange Fruit