Poetry in America

you can say that again, billie, by Evie Shockley

02/11/2022 | 25m 22s | Video has closed captioning.

Billie Holiday’s haunting song “Strange Fruit” winds beneath the unsettling, satiric humor of Evie Shockley’s poem “you can say that again, billie.” Shockley, jazz singer Cassandra Wilson, historian Robin D.G. Kelley, actor LisaGay Hamilton, novelist Beverly Lowry, and radio host Nick Spitzer join Elisa New to discuss the history of racism, violence, and artistic tradition in the American south.

Aired: 02/11/22

Expires: 02/11/29

Rating: TV-14

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