Strange Fruit Relate Resources

Abel Meeropol & "Strange Fruit"

Guest blog by RFC Founder Robert Meeropol, "My father Abel Meeropol was born in The Bronx in 1903 and grew up there. He was the son of Jewish immigrants..."

"Lady Day: Billie Holiday" Smithsonian Spotlight

Smithsonian collection of Billie Holiday photos, artworks, recordings and more

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Performance clips of Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday in "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill".

"Strange Fruit" podcast

Weekly podcast of musings on politics, pop culture and black gay life (WFPL)

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill

Information about the Tony award-nominated musical "Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill," that recounts Billie Holiday's life story through the songs that made her famous.

Lynching in America

A multi-media history and education project by Equal Justice Initiative documenting the history of lynching in America

Abel Meeropol Archive at Boston University

The Abel Meeropol collection consists of manuscripts, correspondence, photographs, printed material, audio recordings, and other items.

"Stranger Fruit" documentary film

Documentary film by Jason Pollock, exploring the killing by a police officer of unarmed, 18-year-old Michael Brown, in Ferguson, MO in 2014, which set of months of protest in what became known as t

The House I live In

Additional famous song, by Abel Meeropol, which was made into a short film with Frank Sinatra & won an academy award.

She Built NYC Honors Billie Holiday with Monument in Queens

She Built NYC is changing that with the addition of seven statues of trailblazing women the group is installing around the city.

Blood on the leaves: Eric Garner and Strange Fruit

Ebony magazine article about the police killing of unarmed Eric Garner in NYC in 2014, that references SF.

"The Journey to Jazz & Human Rights: Civil Rights"

A podcast about how jazz and jazz musicians, laid claim to human rights around the world. (Jazz.FM91)

Feature film in production about Billie Holiday

The United States vs Billie Holiday is a feature film under production as of Oct 2019, produced and directed by Oscar nominee Lee Daniels (Precious, The Butler, Empire) and starring Grammy nominee

A Time of Terror: National broadcast details story of how James Cameron survive…

"The most amazing man I ever met, lived the most incredible life imaginable. James Cameron was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin in 1914.

Follow the Strange Fruit & Rosenberg mentions of the Day

Blog post by Amber Black, 'If you follow us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter, we invite you to look for the Strange Fruit and Rosenberg Mentions of the Day (#StrangeFruitMOTD and

The Rosenberg and Strange Fruit "Mention of the Day"

Guest blog by Amber Black, "Two topics consistently engage our supporters more than any others: the case of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg and the song “Strange Fruit.” It’s been 65 years since the par

Reckoning with America’s History of Lynching and Racial Terrorism

Vera Institute of Justice blog about the opening of the National Memorial for Peace & Justice

RFC Blog: Meet Pamela Means

Blog by Jenn Meeropol, video profile of former RFC Board member, Pamela Means, artist and activist and "Strange Fruit" performance.