In 1939, the song "Strange Fruit" by Billie Holiday, based upon the poem by Abel Meeropol (pen name of Lewis Allen), was first performed. The song created such an impact on peoples' minds that the world uproared and the suicide rate skyrocketed. It was banned from airways all over the mortal world. To this day it is still a controversial song, but able to be acquired.
I am glad. I adore this song...as I do with many by this beautiful and talented woman.
Listen to this song carefully and responsibly, should you choose to do so.
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