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10 inspirational Nina Simone quotes you need to know

April 21, 2019 at 01:00 pm | History

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

April 21, 2019 at 01:00 pm | History

Nina Simone -- Photo via the Dutch National Archives

Nina Simone was one of the very first Black women to go into the Jazz genre and become a global sensation, rising to fame in the 1950s.

Born Eunice Kathleen Waymon on February 21, 1933, in Tryon, North Carolina, she nurtured her music passion from the beginning. After leaving the Julliard School in New York where she was studying classical piano, she turned to performing in nightclubs focusing mainly on jazz, blues and folk music.

Though her mark as a talented musician is still being felt today, she is also respectfully remembered as a staunch civil rights activist.

To commemorate her birthday, Face2Face Africa shares with you 10 inspirational quotes from her that you need to know.

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