Nina Simone — Black History Month

The High Priestess of Soul, Nina Simone lived Black, proud, and out loud. She called her sound “Black classical music”, which she created to provoke curiosity in the minds and hearts of Black people around the world. Ms. Simone wrote, played and sang passionately the struggles of Blackness and resistance during the Civil Rights Movement. We recognize Ms. Simone’s genius, her bravery and her survivorship of domestic violence and her struggle to find balance while living with bipolar disorder.

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To learn more about Nina Simone’s life, art and struggles, click here.

 


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