"Lynching was considered sport in some ways. Postcards were taken of crowds of people picnicking under hanging bodies showing people who were proud of what they'd accomplished."
Robert Meeropol, adopted son of the author of 'Strange Fruit' Abel Meeropol. Ordinarily I'd have no time whatsoever for Kanye West, but if his sampling the song on new album Yeezus brings it to the attention of a new generation, then I might have to reconsider. Here's the stunning Billie Holiday version.