The Strange Story Of The Man Behind ‘Strange Fruit’ : NPR

One of Billie Holiday’s most iconic songs is "Strange Fruit," a haunting protest against the inhumanity of racism. Many people know that the man who wrote the song was inspired by a photograph of a lynching. But they might not realize that he’s also tied to an iconic event in America’s history.

http://www.npr.org/2012/09/05/158933012/the-strange-story-of-the-man-behind-strange-fruit

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