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Nina Simone Birthplace: A National Treasure

Special | 8m 54s Video has closed captioning.

Tryon, North Carolina is the birthplace of legendary songstress and High Priest of Soul Nina Simone. On June 19, 2018 the National Trust designated it a National Treasure, celebrating with tours of the home while local artists Yolanda Rabun, Mary D. Williams, Carly Jones, and others honored Ms. Simone through song. This feature shares highlights from the event and background of Nina Simone.

Aired: 05/26/20

Rating: NR

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