GirlTrek's Black History Bootcamp
Foremothers | Day 6 | Nina Simone
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GirlTrek's Black History Bootcamp
Foremothers | Day 6 | Nina Simone
Jun 08, 2020 Season 1 Episode 6
Morgan Dixon + Vanessa Garrison

Did you know Nina's government name was Eunice Kathleen Waymon!?  Us either.  Here's the story.  She was at a nightclub singing, trying to protect her family's good name.  She started calling herself Nina and the rest is history. She became the voice of a generation - brave, uncompromising, raw.  She taught us to practice fearlessness and – in her very public battle with mental illness – she reminds us that genius is delicate and must be protected at all costs.  Join us as we honor this classical musician who wrote the book on soul.

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Disclaimer: We do not own the rights to the music or speech excerpt played during this broadcast. Original content can be found here:

Nina Simone - How It Feels to be Free:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dlrXCYrNYI

Nina Simone - Freedom Interview:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ySYRI4wXUpo