Prompt: Analyze ‘Strange Fruit’ by Billie Holiday by establishing connections between the song’s lyrics and relevant sociological concepts/terms (bolded terms in the textbook) or theories. Be sure to use at least one Sociological theory (functionalist, conflict, and interactionist) in your analysis.
To earn full credit your post should follow the format below:
Introduction (1 paragraph, 5-7 sentences in length)
Discuss how the lyrics to ‘Strange Fruit’ conveys the depths of racism include sociological concepts as you examine the lyrics. Research why this song was banned from the radio. Share your thoughts on the impact the song would have had if allowed on the radio during this time in society. (1 paragraph, 5-7 sentences in length)
Reveal how the song promoted social awareness and social change. Include other forms of popular culture have that have also spurred social movements (1 paragraph, 5-7 sentences in length)
Identify which social movement the song is associated with and include another song or songs that have motivated social movements or helped to create social change. Explain at least one of these songs and the problem(s) that it addressed. Be creative, the song can be old or new, about problems such as wars, women rights, gun control, religious expression, race, social inequality, etc. (1 paragraph, 5-7 sentences in length)
Conclusion (1 paragraph, 5-7 sentences in length)
Be sure to include intext citations from at least two scholarly sources to support your statements.
The Story of Strange Fruit – Billie Holiday + Lyrics [Eva Schubert]
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