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Black Lives, Black History: Nina Simone

Guide to research and resources for African American History.

Nina Simone

Nina Simone (1933-2003) was an American jazz and blues singer, songwriter, and pianist. She was also a staunch Civil Rights activist. Among others she influenced and inspired singers such as Aretha Franklin and Joni Mitchell.


Documentaries to Watch

What Happened Miss Simone? directed by Liz Garbus, received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary.

The Amazing Nina Simone, directed by Jeff L. Lieberman