In honour of Black History month, we would like to honour the fierce, beautiful, talented and black, Nina Simone. A voice that could be heard in churches, radio stations, concerts and on television. A voice that echoed messages about racial injustice, through her powerful songs. Nina was an activist during the civil rights movement, releasing hits such as “Mississippi Goddamn” and “To be Young, Gifted and Black”, which were later known as anthems of the movement. She sacrificed her career as people slowly stopped hiring her for shows, because of the address of racism that was displayed through her songs. Till this day, many artists pay tribute to her through their music and work. Nina Simone is a prime example, that activism can come in many forms.
Updated: Sep 12, 2019