The images coming out of Ferguson, MO this summer have reminded us of another upsetting image of race in America. It's a photograph that was taken just a few hours from Ferguson, but eight decades ago...and it inspired the Billie Holiday song, "Strange Fruit." Listen to our story (and be advised that it is disturbing.) Radio Diaries is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.
The story of William Cimillo, a New York City bus driver who snapped one day in 1947, left his regular route in the Bronx, and drove his municipal bus down to Florida. Radio Diaries is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX.