Archive | August 18th, 2011

KENYA’S “STRANGE FRUIT” AND THE IMPUNITY OF THE MOB…

Abel Meeropol (aka Lewis Allan) wrote the poem “Strange Fruit”* in 1937, and Billie Holiday turned the poem into a song which first charted in 1939. The inspiration for the poem came from a photograph (rt) taken by Lawrence Beitler of the lynching of two black African Americans, hanging dead from the branch of a […]

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