Billie Holiday’s most iconic and recognized song, has been acknowledged as the harbinger of the civil rights movement in America. The song’s origin may surprise and enlighten even those of us who are familiar with this transcendent tune.
Duration – 27:59
VoxBox: Audio segment from YouTube – Rene Marie audio segment, Nina Simone references the Civil Rights Movement
Music Credits: Billie Holiday (& Nina Simone & Rene Marie) – Strange Fruit