#TBT: Watch This Performance of ‘Strange Fruit’ in Honor of Billie Holiday’s Birthday

By Sameer Rao Apr 07, 2016

Had jazz great Billie Holiday not succumbed to complications from liver cirrhosis and heart disease in 1959, she would have turned 101 today (April 7). 

We can’t say much about her music, resistance to oppression and enduring legacy that hasn’t already been said. Instead, we invite you to watch this performance of her still haunting 1939 anti-lynching song, "Strange Fruit."