How does Tom Robinson's trial in To Kill a Mockingbird relate to the poem "Strange Fruit" by Lewis Allen?

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In To Kill a Mockingbird Tom Robinson is a black man accused of raping a white woman. Everyone knows that Tom will never get a fair trial because he is a black man. In the end Tom is convicted and eventually killed although he was innocent. In the poem "Strange Fruit" we see the same kind of horrible injustice. 

Southern trees bear a strange fruit,
Blood on the leaves and blood at the roots,
Black bodies swinging in the southern breeze,
Strange fruit hanging from the poplar trees.

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