Strange Fruit http://wrti.org en The Strange Story Of The Man Behind 'Strange Fruit' http://wrti.org/post/strange-story-man-behind-strange-fruit One of Billie Holiday's most iconic songs is "Strange Fruit," a haunting protest against the inhumanity of racism. Many people know that the man who wrote the song <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=129025516">was inspired by a photograph of a lynching</a>. But they might not realize that he's also tied to another watershed moment in America's history.<p>The man behind "Strange Fruit" is New York City's Abel Meeropol, and he really has two stories. Wed, 05 Sep 2012 12:55:00 +0000 Elizabeth Blair 4395 at http://wrti.org The Strange Story Of The Man Behind 'Strange Fruit'