Rosenbergs vs Billie holiday
Degrees of separation
They were a jewish couple convicted on march 29, 1951 and then on april 5 sentenced to death by judge irving kaufman for passing information abou the atomic bomb. the note use in court contained little evidence related to the atomic bomb project. During the trial they didn't give out any names, it was later proven that the charges were true, but the wife didn't have anything to do with it.
She was a american jazz singer who was successful in producing many hit songs during the 1940s. Billie was hired by artie shaw after being fired from the count basie band after a month. She was the first black woman to performed with a white orchestra causing a lot of racial tension. She described a incident where she could not sit on the bandstand with other vocalists because she was black.