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Billie Holiday's Life And Accomplishments

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She was able to overcome all that to become an important influence to many musicians like Neneh Cherry who believes that Billie holiday was a “role model, an innovator, and activist” (Griffin). But also a really strong black women because back then it was difficult for a “women who wasn’t white” to make it as far as she did (Griffin). Even though her songs were about abuse and sorrow, she didn’t want other musicians to copy her singing style, instead she wanted musicians to advance the “wisdom and spirituality of songs like Strange Fruit and God Bless the Child” because those two songs have meaning behind them like “Strange Fruit” that song was created by a “teacher named Abel Meeropol” and asked holiday if she could sing it. Holiday was scared
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