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Nina Simone’s Live Performances of Her Poignant Civil Rights Protest Songs

When armored troops and tanks arrived in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, advancing on civilians with guns drawn and launching tear gas canisters into the...

After the Charleston, SC massacre last summer, many exclaimed, “South Carolina Goddam!”

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The phrases directly reference an earlier, all too similar, time in the violent history of civil rights struggles, 1964, when Nina Simone wrote and performed “Mississippi Goddam” (above…

It was “a song that would change her career,” writes Matt Staggs at Signature, “complicating her relationship with the…

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