Her voice would not be silenced.


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Billie Holiday spent much of her career being adored by fans. In the 1940's, the government targeted Holiday in a growing effort to racialize the war on drugs, ultimately aiming to stop her from singing her controversial ballad, "Strange Fruit."


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Billie Holiday

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Trevante Rhodes

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Garrett Hedlund

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