Wednesday, September 5, 2012

From penning the Song of the Century to adopting the Rosenberg children ...

The Strange Story Of The Man Behind 'Strange Fruit' : NPR

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One of Billie Holiday's most iconic songs is "Strange Fruit," a haunting protest against the inhumanity of racism. Many people know that the man who wrote the song was inspired by a photograph of a lynching. But they might not realize that he's also tied to another watershed moment in America's history.
Well, that was intriguing listening on the way into work this morning. And how about the list of Meeropol's fellow alumni from Dewitt Clinton HS in the Bronx?

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