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FRUIT
'Southern trees bear a strange fruit Blood on the leaves and blood at the root Black body swinging in the Southern breeze Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees...'. These haunting lyrics made famous by Billie Holiday were surprisingly penned by a Jewish schoolteacher from the Bronx. Discover the fascinating story behind 'Strange Fruit,' the protest anthem of the '40s that impacted millions during the civil rights movement and endures today.

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