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Nina Simone and the Civil Rights Movement

Edward Armfield Professor of English Brenda Flanagan, nationally renowned jazz singer Toni Tupponce and pianist Lovell Bradford will present a Nina Simone reading and recital.

Flanagan will read from her upcoming book, Mississippi God Damn, based on 1967, the year Flanagan worked with the international singer.

Tupponce, backed by Bradford, will accompany the reading with songs by Nina Simone that are related to that pivotal year in the history of the modern Civil Rights Movement.

This presentation honors the lives of those who struggled for civil rights in America.


Sloan Music Center Tyler-Tallman Recital Hall

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