Analysis Of Strange Fruit

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“Strange Fruit” is known to be the first American protest song. More than that, this song is one of the most powerful protest songs. It’s historical history and impact is very important. Since it was released, it has become the song of the victim of racism. This song is about the lynching that has occurred from 1889 and 1960 in America. Lynching is an execution committed by a group of people without a fair trial and without leaving to the accused the possibility of defending itself. Lynching’s victims are most of the time black people living in the south. After the abolition of slavery in 1865, racism is still deeply anchored in America. A survey of that time reveals that almost six people out of ten were in favor of lynching. These executions were public entertainment, people would take pictures of the dead bodies, postcards were sold with the picture of the execution. A lot of lynching was made after sexual assault accusations, even if it was false. But many of them were imposed on many more pointless reasons just to punish a “violation of the racial hierarchy”. These executions were realized with the aim at frightened the black populations. The Equal justice initiative (EJI) revealed that at least 4.000 blacks were killed between 1877 and 1950. The National Association for the Advancement of Coloured People listed the facts and published posters. It struggled for awakening the consciousness and for imposing a legislation anti-lynching. In vain: the conservative Senate

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