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Strange Fruit

Strange Fruit

by Billie Holiday

Movies & TV

"The House I Live In" (1945)

A patriotic, honorary-Oscar-winning short film starring Frank Sinatra. It closes with a song on equality written by—who else—Abel Meeropol. Meeropol was furious to learn that the final version here deletes a verse on racial equality.

Strange Fruit (2002)

A compelling history of "Strange Fruit," exploring the alliance between American Jews and African Americans during a time of racial inequality and injustice.

Strange Fruit (2007)

A compilation of 1950s videos of Billie Holiday performing her hits.

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