The Lady's Last Song: The U.S. Government's War on Billie Holiday Charles Ray Author
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Billie Holiday, 'Lady Day,' was just coming into her own when she was convinced to sing 'Strange Fruit,' a protest against lynching. That one act put her in the cross-hairs of Harry Anslinger, the man in charge of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics. Anslinger launched a decades-long war, not just on drugs, but on Holiday.


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