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Jazz singer Billie Holiday’s song “ Strange Fruit ” paints a vivid scene of the lynchings that happened across the American South in the early 20th century.

Director Lee Daniels on ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ and why ‘Strange Fruit’ is a protest anthem

Jazz singer Billie Holiday’s song “ Strange Fruit ” paints a vivid scene of the lynchings that happened across the American South in the early 20th century.

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“The United States vs. Billie Holiday” is about the singer's protest anthem "Strange Fruit" and one narcotics officer's vendetta to stop her from singing it.

Director Lee Daniels on ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’ and why ‘Strange Fruit’ is a protest anthem

“The United States vs. Billie Holiday” is about the singer's protest anthem "Strange Fruit" and one narcotics officer's vendetta to stop her from singing it.

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