Jill Scott Performs Strange Fruit For Shining A Light Concert

[youtube id=”OkXAxpzE6Gk”] Jill Scott performs an intense version of “Strange Fruit” made popular by Billie Holiday and known for its troubling lyrics about lynching and American racism. Holiday’s recording still haunts the ears, minds and soul of all who hear it and Scott’s performance is just as emotionally informed. Morgan Freeman introduced her as part of A&E’s Shining A Light: A Concert For Progress On Race In America. Click here to see more performances from Pharrell, John Legend, Big Sean and more.