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Film and Q&A: Strange Fruit

Date: Sun, 05/20/2018
Time: 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Location: Main Library - Auditorium
Categories: Adult Events

Southern trees bear a strange fruit
Blood on the leaves and blood at the root

Opening words to one of the most famous protest songs. Written by Bronx teacher Abel Meeropol, first sung by Billie Holiday in 1939. Joel Katz’s compelling history of this anti-lynching song explores the alliance between African-Americans and American Jews in the struggle for civil rights. With Billie Holiday, Amiri & Amina Baraka, Abbey Lincoln, Pete Seeger, CT Vivian, Josh White, Cassandra Wilson, Michael & Robby Meeropol.

Katz will join us for a post-screening Q&A.

Presented in partnership with Seed Artists.

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