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On This Day in Black History :: 84 years ago a Black Queen was born :: Nina Simone


Nina Simone

Nina Simone

February 21, 1933- April 21, 2003

Born in North Carolina, the sixth child of a preacher, Simone aspired to be a concert pianist.[1] With the help of the few supporters in her hometown of Tryon, North Carolina, she enrolled in the Juilliard School of Music in New York.