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Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan) April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter.

Protest songs: posing or inspiring?

Billie Holiday (born Eleanora Fagan) April 7, 1915 – July 17, 1959) was an American jazz singer and songwriter.

BILLIE HOLIDAY - Her mother opened a boarding house when Holiday was ten. When a boarder raped Holiday, she was accused of causing the attack and was sent to a Catholic home for children. A few years later, Holiday’s mother reclaimed her daughter and moved with her to New York City. They struggled to survive; when she was fifteen, Holiday was arrested for prostitution and sent to jail. After her release, she chanced into a singing job at a club.

BILLIE HOLIDAY - Her mother opened a boarding house when Holiday was ten. When a boarder raped Holiday, she was accused of causing the attack and was sent to a Catholic home for children. A few years later, Holiday’s mother reclaimed her daughter and moved with her to New York City. They struggled to survive; when she was fifteen, Holiday was arrested for prostitution and sent to jail. After her release, she chanced into a singing job at a club.

Billie Holiday "Lady Day" (1915-1959) American jazz singer and songwriter, had a…

Billie Holiday "Lady Day" (1915-1959) American jazz singer and songwriter, had a…

Affiche de Billie Holiday. Lady Day chante que les Blues live at Carnegie Hall. 1948.12x18 le 27 mars. Musique de jazz. Papier d'emballage. Art. New York

Affiche de Billie Holiday. Lady Day chante que les Blues live at Carnegie Hall. 1948.12x18 le 27 mars. Musique de jazz. Papier d'emballage. Art. New York

Billie Holiday "Lady Day Sings the Blues" Carnegie Hall concert poster (March

The Blues are Brewin' by Billie Holiday. Another famous songstress who rose to fame during the Harlem Renaissance.

The Blues are Brewin' by Billie Holiday. Another famous songstress who rose to fame during the Harlem Renaissance.

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