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What was the strange fruit that Billie Holiday sang about?

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The 'strange fruit' that Billy Holiday sang about was not a literal fruit but a disguised reference to American racism. This was particularly evident after the lynching of two African Americans in Marion, Indiana on August 7, 1930; the two man were and the actions done unto them were the "strange fruit". http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=543 has more on this.

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