Nina Simone was known as the “High Priestess of Soul” – a musical storyteller and an icon in the 20th century. She was born in Tryon, North Carolina on February 21st, 1933, in this little white house. Now the home will be permanently protected. Brent Leggs is the Executive Director of the African American Cultural Heritage Action Fund. He joined us on QC@3 to tell us how this came about. Brent says they partnered with four New York City based visual artists, that as a form of art activism and politics, they created an LLC purchase of property in 2017. He says they partnered through the Action Fund and one of the top priorities was to ensure that Nina Simone’s childhood home be protected forever.
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