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Nina Simone as a civil rights activist

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Published on Feb 10, 2014

Ruth Feldstein, author of How it Feels to Be Free: Black Women Entertainers and the Civil Rights Movement, discusses the ways Nina Simone used her music to fight for civil rights. http://global.oup.com/academic/produc...

Author Bio: Ruth Feldstein is Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University, Newark. She is the author of How it Feels to Be Free: Black Women Entertainers and the Civil Rights Movement.

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Nina Simone in 1965. Image courtesy of Dutch National Archives, Creative Commons license
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Nin...

Martin Luther King, Jr. speaking at an anti-war demonstration in New York City, 1967. World Journal Tribune photo by Don Rice. Image courtesy of the Library of Congress.
http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/...

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