The ‘Strange Fruit’ that haunts my days and dreams as a Black physician

Billie Holiday recorded “Strange Fruit” in 1937.“Southern trees bear a strange fruit Blood on the leaves and blood at the root Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees”It is a beautifully sung protest of a deeply inhumane American legacy of racism — lynching. Imagine, only in 2020, the House passed The Emmett Till Antilynching Act, making lynching a federal crime. Having this anti-lynching bill stonewalled by the Senate from becoming law while we simultaneously see global protests against police brutality inRead More

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