Today's #StrangeFruitMOTD is a haunting reimagining of Abel Meeropol's anti-lynching song, "Strange Fruit." Tony award winner Tonya Pinkins delivers a powerful performance of "Strange Fruit, Revisited," a George Floyd protest song which tells a modern story of anti-Black violence.
Strange Fruit Mention of the Day: "Broadway and TV Star, Tonya Pinkins, sings a new jazz ballad that was released [on Oct 14th] on George Floyd's birthday, to honor his memory. The song is called 'Strange Fruit, Revisited.' It is inspired by both the current racial inequities and the Billie Holiday classic.
The goal is to raise money and awareness for the George Floyd Memorial Foundation. A non-profit organization started by Mr. Floyd's family. All the artists volunteered their time and talent for the Foundation and to advocate for racial justice.