MOTD: May 24, 2024

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Today's Rosenberg Mention of the Day comes from TIME's review of "The Apprentice," a feature film which premiered at the Cannes film festival earlier this week.

MOTD: Apr 23, 2024

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Last weekend marked the 85th anniversary of Billie's Holiday's recording of "Strange Fruit," a protest song against the lynching of Black Americans, written by Abel Meeropol (father of RFC Founder,… Read More

MOTD: Apr 18, 2024

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Today's Rosenberg Mention of the Day includes a short summary on Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, who issued a stay of execution in the Rosenberg Case. He was confirmed 85 years ago this… Read More

MOTD: Apr 05, 2024

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Happy (almost) birthday to activist artist Billie Holiday, born on April 7, 1915. The talented, iconic blues singer performed and popularized Abel Meeropol's powerful and haunting anti-lynching… Read More

MOTD: Apr 03, 2024

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Today's Strange Fruit Mention of the Day is uber local to the RFC office. It comes from Northampton, MA where a literary gathering, the WriteAngles Conference, organized by the Straw Dogs Writers… Read More

MOTD: Feb 07, 2024

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Today's Strange Fruit Mention of the Day is an event on Thursday, February 8th that we've really looking forward to attending. There's still time to register for "The Billie Holiday Symposium," at… Read More

MOTD: Jan 25, 2024

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In a recent publication for Monthly Review, elder son of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg and RFC Advisory Board member Michael Meeropol shares an in-depth history of Judge Irving R. Kaufman, who presided… Read More

MOTD: Jan 10, 2024

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Today's Strange Fruit Mention of the Day comes from Miami, Florida where a new art exhibit “Strange Fruits: Homage to Purvis Young” debuted, featuring a collection of works by local and international… Read More

MOTD: Dec 27, 2023

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For today's Rosenberg Mention of the Day, we share this article on the legacy of Roy Cohn: Trump confidant and mentor, prosecuting attorney during Ethel and Julius Rosenberg's trial, and catalyst for… Read More

MOTD: Dec 12, 2023

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Today's Strange Fruit Mention of the Day is courtesy of The Black Wall Street Times and highlights a fascinating upcoming in-person and virtual program at The Guthrie Center: "Tri-City Collective, in… Read More

MOTD: Nov 15, 2023

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Today’s Rosenberg Mention of the Day comes from a fascinating review of current TV series, including “Fellow Travelers.” Author Victoria A. Brownworth clearly is a fan of the show, and a historian,… Read More

MOTD: Nov 08, 2023

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Today's Strange Fruit Mention of the Day comes from MSN's "20 songs that changed the course of musical history." Billie Holiday's recording of "Strange Fruit" kicks off the list:

MOTD: Oct 31, 2023

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Today's Strange Fruit Mention of the Day comes from singer Amahla, whose latest single, "Enough," deals with "inter-generational truths from Black communities, it deals with trauma, but also unity,… Read More

MOTD: Oct 18, 2023

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Today’s Strange Fruit Mention of the Day comes from The Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, Oklahoma courtesy of a new photo exhibit focused on Billie Holiday.

MOTD: Oct 04, 2023

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Folks in the Boston area might be interested to know that "Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes. Part 2: Perestroika," presented by Central Square Theater and Bedlam, continues at… Read More

MOTD: Sep 05, 2023

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Today’s literary Rosenberg Mention of the Day comes from the Times of India courtesy of Sylvia Plath: “'It was a queer, sultry summer, the summer they electrocuted the Rosenbergs and I didn’t know… Read More

MOTD: Aug 11, 2023

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On this day in 1950, Ethel Rosenberg was arrested and charged with "conspiracy to commit espionage" after testifying before a grand jury.

MOTD: Aug 10, 2023

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Today's Strange Fruit mention comes from The Tennessee Tribune, highlighting a visual art project by Stanley Campbell Sr., the Memphis "Foot" Man. Campbell films himself in character to "remind,… Read More