The More You Know: 9 Little Known Facts About Notable Women in Black History

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February 20, 2012 ‐ By

Who doesn’t like learning about black women in history? I sure do, therefore I thought you might appreciate finding out a thing or two about our favorite female figures that isn’t soooo obvious. If you already knew some of these, kudos to you! But hopefully there will be at least a couple that blow your mind a few times. Happy reading!

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NINA SIMONE

Singer/pianist Eunice Waymon, aka, Nina Simone’s involvement in civil rights was spurred by an incident at her first classical piano recital at age 12. During the recital, her parents sat in seats in the front of the building to see her play, but were told to move to the back to make way for white guests. She wasn’t having that though. The young girl refused to perform until her parents were moved back to the front. As she got older, she said that incident influenced her to get active in the civil right’s movement. In the end, Simone’s music and presence were very influential in it. Ahhh, to be young, gifted and black.

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