Strange Fruit
It was first a poem written by a teacher, Abel Meeropol, about lynching.
"Strange Fruit" performed by Billie Holiday m.youtube.com A magic song from a magic voice lyrics Strange Fruit Southern trees bear strange fruit Blood on the leaves and blood at the root Black bodies swinging in the...
The poem was published in 1937.
In 1939, Billie Holiday sang "Strange Fruit" from the poem, written by Abel Meeropol.
Lynching was a serious thing in the United States, especially in the South.
The picture you see right now is two African Americans that got lynched for robbery, murder, and rape.
Lynching is an extrajudicial punishment by an informal group. It is most often used to characterize informal public executions by a mob, often by hanging, in order to punish an alleged transgressor, or to intimidate a minority group.
Lynching occurred in the United States from 1882 to 1968
The poem was first called &quot;Strange Bitter&quot; but later Abel changed it to &quot;Strange Fruit&quot;<br />
Lynching was more common at African Americans<br />
To see the lyrics here is the link to the website.<br /> www.historyisaweapon.com Strange Fruit