in American National Biography Online
P ublished online October 2014 .
Reference Entry. Subjects: Blues; Jazz; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Keyboard. 1585 words.
Simone, Nina (21 February 1933–21 April 2003), African American jazz singer, pianist, songwriter, and civil rights activist, was born Eunice Kathleen Waymon in Tryon, North Carolina, the...