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.

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