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Season 4 Episode 7

Strange Fruit

Aired Tuesday 10:00 PM Apr 08, 2003 on PBS
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Strange Fruit
Director Joel Katz traces the legacy of an American song that uses darkly poetic lyrics to criticize racial violence."Strange Fruit" is a protest song, made popular by singer Billie Holiday. The origin story of the song serves as a microcosm of the disturbing race relations in 20th century America.moreless

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