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Billie Holiday's song, "Strange Fruit." This song was recorded in 1939. Consider the plight of the U.S. during

this time. What was happening with black people in the U.S. at this time?

What is your critical analysis of this song? What is this song about? Explain why this song is so powerful and revolutionary. What are the political implications for race relations in the U.S. at this time? Think about what was going on with black people during the time this song was recorded by a very prominent, internationally known jazz musician, and explain why this song is bold. 

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