Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday, Cafe Society And An Early Cry For Civil Rights - pr_209991

Strange Fruit: Billie Holiday, Cafe Society And An Early Cry For Civil Rights

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This text explores the story of a song that foretold a movement, and the lady who dared to sing it. In 1939, the performance of the song's evocative lyrics portraying the lynching of a black man in the Southern US sparked controversy, and sometimes violence, wherever Billie Holiday went. It was 25 years before Dr Martin Luther King Jr, led his famous march on Washington, yet "Strange Fruit" lived on. In this text Margolick chronicles its effect on those who experienced it first-hand: musicians, artists, journalists, intellectuals, students and even the waitresses and bartenders who worked in the clubs.

Product code: 9781841952840

ISBN 9781841952840
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H198xW129xS11
Edition Main
No. Of Pages 176
Publisher Canongate Books Ltd
Explores the story of the memorable civil rights ballad made famous by Billie Holiday in the late 1930s.