This is, perhaps, the most buried lede I’ve ever come across. Just when you think they’ve told the story behind the story, they drop a bomb about 5 minutes in. Amazing.
"Strange Fruit," a protest song about lynching made famous by Billie Holiday, was written not by an African American activist, but by a Jewish high school teacher from New York.@CBSMMiller looks at the song's backstory. Warning, the photo that inspired the song is disturbing. pic.twitter.com/Ieu6GFJjsm
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) April 24, 2021