Nina Simone (1933 – 2003) Singer, Pianist, Songwriter, Civil Rights Activist

The “I Put A Spell On You,” songstress, Nina Simone left a lasting impression on world, through her music, artistry, and courageous activism.  To this day, her legacy lives on, continuing to inspire and influence generations both young and old.  She captivated listeners with her her powerful voice and commanding presence. Let’s learn more about the polarizing perpetual force known as Nina Simone.

Born as Eunice Kathleen Waymon on February 21, 1933 in Tryon, North Carolina, she was the oldest of 2 children born to Mary Kate Waymon and John Divine Waymon.  Her father was a preacher, handyman who once owned a dry cleaning business.  Her mother was a Methodist minister and housemaid.

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