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  • Nina Simone 1933-2003  Legacy:   singer,songwriter,pianist,and community speaker for civil rights.
  • Nina Simone started her career at a early age, she studied and worked hard to become a pianist. She studied at Juilliard school, a highly-qualified school to become better at playing classical piano.
  •  She was very successful in classical piano, she then began to try writing her own songs. She worked hard and harder. Later on she started singing along with her songs, for instance feeling good, sinnerman, i put a spell on you.
  • She released her first album in 1955, she scored a TOPHIT 20, she was so proud and excited all her hard work came into something 
  • However her big career took an unexpected turn, when she got rejected from the Curtis Institute of Music. She was stunned and in shock she was confused as well. She didn't understand why she was rejected. Was it because of her singing? Was it because of her clothes? She didn't understand 
  • She later found out and clamied that the Curtis Institute of Music rejected her because she was  African american, BLACK! How could they, she felt hurt.
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