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Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday, Café Society, and an Early Cry for Civil Rights (2001)

Pulitzer Prize nominated author and editor David Margolick couldn't have been more in-depth or judicious in this journalistic investigation into the myth, truth, and legacy of the song.

Strange Fruit (1944)

Lilian Smith's 1944 novel deals with the racial tensions of the time just, as Meeropol's song did, though it engages the reader with a tale of the interracial romance between a white man and a black woman.

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