Billie Holiday
April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959

Legendary Jazz Vocalist
Holiday changed history in 1939 when she first performed “Strange Fruit,” a searing protest of American racism and state-sanctioned violence.

Cafe Society, where Holiday sang, was located at 1 Sheridan Square, between West 4th Street and Washington Place.

Narrated by Necar Zadigan
Music: “Strange Fruit” sung by Billie Holiday
Written by Abel Meeropol

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