January 22, 2018
Art, politics, angels, demons . . . and righteous dogs.

Abel Meeropol and US

For some reason starting thinking today about Abel Meeropol.  He was a high school teacher at DeWitt Clinton here in NY.  I don’t know much about him except three things.  He wrote Strange Fruit after seeing a photo of a lynching. He and his wife adopted the Rosenberg children after they were orphaned by American McCarthyite hysteria. And he wrote this song, “The House I Live In”.  A hit for Sinatra and Paul Robeson. The first clip is well written even without the song.  But it’s in the second clip.