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WMPG celebrates the lives of Black men and women throughout the month of February. Nina Simone wanted to become the first African American concert pianist, but she couldn’t afford Juilliard and was denied another music program because of her race. She decided to switch to jazz and blues. In the 1960’s, she wrote songs about Civil Rights issues, becoming one of the strongest voices of the Civil Rights Movement.
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Musician, Jazz, Blues, Black History Month
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