It’s not in the reports much like the lynchings of today or the murder of Martin Luther King! He didn’t die from the bullet, he was murdered. If you look up the court rulings, the government was found guilty but they don’t teach that narrative because they DO NOT WANT YOU TO KNOW!
For the younger generations who may not know Billie Holiday was a singer whose career spanned over 26 years. She died at the young age of 44 years old. On May 31, 1959, Holiday was taken to Metropolitan Hospital in New York suffering from liver and heart disease. She was arrested for drug possession as she lay dying, and her hospital room was raided by authorities.
Billie Holiday was Handcuffed to her hospital bed while dying!
Harry Anslinger, the first FBI director, notorious for his hatred of Black people, made it his job to destroy her, and her legacy because she refused to stop singing the song #StrangeFruit! (A song about Lynching) Under his direction, the hospital was ordered to stop giving her medical attention and she died within days. To listen to her song Strange Fruit