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Strange Fruit is still a song for today (article from the Guardian)

article-Strange Fruit in PDF:

"Strange Fruit is still a song for today : Made famous by Billie Holiday, Abel Meeropol's lyrics offer a powerful plea for racial tolerance that is no less relevant today..."

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Billie sur Wikipedia

Here is a good slide show that I have found to complete our presentation of Billie Holiday:

N.B. re « Strange Fruit » : Abel Meeropol a.k.a. Lewis Allan (i.e. it’s the same person)

(remarque:   !attention faux ami : to sanction = to approve (diapo. n° 2) + le « Civil Rights Act » mettant fin à la ségrégation a été signé en 1964  

 il y a aussi quelques erreurs de langue dans le texte: ex.  (diapo. n°20) : voc. s’enorgueillir de : to pride oneself on doing something et non « preceded »)

and here is another good slide show and  analysis of the song plus a translation (in French) :

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Martin Luther King’s speech with French subtitles

Martin Luther King in front of portrait of Gandhi

Listen to Martin Luther King’s famous speech, which he delivered in 1963 at the Lincoln Memorial, in Washington,  in front of a huge crowd*.             ( * = une foule immense)

Note that he reads his prepared speech at first and then when he launches into « I have a dream », he follows his inspiration. So one of the most famous speeches ever was largely improvised! Amazing, isn’t it?

I HAVE A DREAM : traduction des principaux passages

read & listen to I HAVE A DREAM

(cliquez sur grand écran pour ne pas voir les pubs…)

I hope you’ll enjoy it as it’s quite an experience…

(N.B. c’est le même document que celui dans la marge à gauche)

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QUIZZ POUR VERIFIER VOS CONNAISSANCES SUR MARTIN LUTHER KING

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The problem we all live with (Norman Rockwell)

>>>consultez ce site pédagogique de BBC Scotland sur l’événement :

LITTLE ROCK

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PICTURES OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT (BBC)

 > Consultez le site pédagogique de BBC Scotland sur le sujet :

BUS BOYCOTT

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