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Sun Apr 25, 2021, 11:38 AM

Really interesting backstory regarding the song "Strange Fruit" (Graphic Warning):



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Reply Really interesting backstory regarding the song "Strange Fruit" (Graphic Warning): (Original post)
demmiblue Apr 25 OP
peppertree Apr 25 #1
Archae Apr 25 #5
peppertree Apr 25 #9
dchill Apr 25 #11
peppertree Apr 25 #13
LeftInTX Apr 29 #17
a kennedy Apr 25 #2
hlthe2b Apr 25 #3
Historic NY Apr 25 #10
mopinko Apr 25 #4
burrowowl Apr 25 #6
Pepsidog Apr 25 #7
nvme Apr 25 #8
iluvtennis Apr 25 #12
nolabear Apr 25 #14
BobTheSubgenius Apr 25 #15
uponit7771 Apr 29 #18
TheRickles Apr 29 #16
demmiblue Apr 29 #19
TheRickles Apr 29 #20

Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 12:09 PM

1. Small wonder that Harry Anslinger had Holiday killed

Famously, when she was in the hospital, his FBN prevented her from getting care - thus assuring her death.

Typical Gestapo tactics - and bad karma if there ever was any.

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Response to peppertree (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 01:24 PM

5. Anslinger is pretty much responsible for the hysterics about smoking pot.

Anslinger was a racist, who said smoking weed made blacks and Hispanics into vicious rapists.

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Response to Archae (Reply #5)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 01:44 PM

9. Typical hypocrite

He was no doubt a degenerate himself, like his friend Hoover - except Anslinger looks like the kind given to underage girls.

A perfect fit for the Trump administration.

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Response to peppertree (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 01:47 PM

11. A homicidal leech.

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Response to dchill (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 01:48 PM

13. +1

And thus the ideal GOPee bureaucrat.

They want the kind of people the Gestapo wanted.

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Response to peppertree (Reply #9)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:28 PM

17. He served under: Hoover, Roosevelt, Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy

As head of the Commission of Narcotics.

Roosevelt, Truman and Kennedy could have gotten rid of him. He retired in 1962

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 12:12 PM

2. Gonna read up on her life......wow.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 12:40 PM

3. Well done piece. I'd not known the connection with the writer & the Rosenberg children before...

I didn't connect their adoptive last names to the songwriter. An amazing story that reverberates today.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #3)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 01:47 PM

10. I forgot about them...they had a rough time

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 01:14 PM

4. a lynch mob.

that's what we need to call that crowd on 1/6.
a lynch mob.

very interesting story. thx.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 01:28 PM

6. Sad

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 01:34 PM

7. Incredible story. Thanks for posting.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 01:41 PM

8. wow

I am just stunned by that story with so many levels to it

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 01:48 PM

12. The book "Without Sanctuary: Lynching Photography in America" gives broader backstory.

It shows lynchings and burnings of black folks in America. Book is compilation of photos (taken by the "spectators" of the lynchings and burnings. This is a history that lots of white folks want to deny - but, it happened.

https://www.amazon.com/Without-Sanctuary-Lynching-Photography-America/dp/0944092691
"Many people today, despite the evidence, will not believe don't want to believe that such atrocities happened in America not so very long ago.

These photographs bear witness to . . . an American holocaust." —Congressman John Lewis The Tuskegee Institute records the lynching of 3,436 blacks between 1882 and 1950. This is probably a small percentage of these murders, which were seldom reported, and led to the creation of the NAACP in 1909, an organization dedicated to passing federal anti-lynching laws.

Through all this terror and carnage someone-many times a professional photographer-carried a camera and took pictures of the events. These lynching photographs were often made into postcards and sold as souvenirs to the crowds in attendance.

These images are some of photography's most brutal, surviving to this day so that we may now look back on the terrorism unleashed on America's African-American community and perhaps know our history and ourselves better. The almost one hundred images reproduced here are a testament to the camera's ability to make us remember what we often choose to forget.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 02:01 PM

14. What a sad, remarkable story. Thanks for posting.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Sun Apr 25, 2021, 03:29 PM

15. You didn't even have to hear her voice to know she was feeling every word.

Her face expressed it all.

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Response to BobTheSubgenius (Reply #15)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:39 PM

18. +1,

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 02:17 PM

16. The video has been deleted. ????

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #19)

Thu Apr 29, 2021, 03:39 PM

20. Thanks for the link! Looking forward to watching it, regardless of why it was blocked.

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