How to Watch ‘The United States vs. Billie Holiday’

For her powerful portrayal as the influential jazz singer Billie Holiday, Andra Day took home the prestigious Golden Globe for actress in a drama motion picture at Sunday night’s (Feb. 28) ceremony.

In her moving acceptance speech, Day saluted “the amazing, transformative, dynamic Billie Holiday [who] transformed me with this role and her presence and her spirit.”

The film, The United States vs. Billie Holiday, dives deep into Holiday’s role in the Civil Rights movement, when her 1939 song about lynching, “Strange Fruit,” made her a target of the FBI in a growing effort to racialize the war on drugs.

Source: News | Billboard

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