SHOP OUR BSB MEDIA FAVORITES

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.

Nina Simone: A North Carolina Legend and Hall of Famer

One of my favorite musical artists, is Nina Simone. This Black Southern Belle hailing from North Carolina was a true renaissance woman. A style maven, activist, mom, musician and more, Nina Simone was ahead of her time. If you want to learn more about here also be sure to check out the exhibit on her at the North Caorlina Music Hall of Fame

We have some sneak peeks of the exhibit below as well as some fun facts about this electrifying figure. What are some of your favorite Nina Simone songs? Share them with us on social media using the hashtag #blacksouthernbelle

Nina Simone: A North Carolina Legend and Hall of Famer

Advertisements
From <a href=httpwwwnorthcarolinamusichalloffameorg>North Caorlina Music Hall of Fame<a>

Born in Tryon, North Carolina on Feb 21, 1933(88 miles and an hour and a half west of Charlotte, NC).

From <a href=httpwwwnorthcarolinamusichalloffameorg>North Caorlina Music Hall of Fame<a>


Nina was the sixth of eight children. She was raised in the church. Both her parents were ministers (Mom was Methodist minister and Dad was a Reverend).

From <a href=httpwwwNorthCarolinaMusicHallofFameorg>North Caorlina Music Hall of Fame<a>


With the help of Nina’s music teacher a local fund was set up to assist her with her educational and Nina was able to graduate from Allen High School for Girls in Asheville, North Carolina (Ashville is 50 mins and 45 miles south of Tryon and 2 hours west of Charlotte).

Photo of Asheville School for Girls


Nina’s childhood home is still up in Tryon. It is listed on the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Nina Simone childhood home


There is a statue of Nina Simone at the Nina Simone Plaza In Tryon, North Carolina.

Photo of Nina Simone Statue

Advertisements

Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes 🙂

More Posts

22

Comments

comments

Follow:
Michiel Perry

Michiel is a Black Southern Belle living a lowcountry life. I love all things fashion, home decor and southern! When I am not running around doing fun stuff for Black Southern Belle, I live in antique stores and have a minor obsession with historic homes :)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Instagram
3   18
2   21
9   58
14   117
6   72

Follow on Instagram

Shop Our Favorites!
LEROY CAMPBELL CAREFREE HAND SIGNED AFRICAN AMERICAN ART
Gullah Spirit: The Art of Jonathan Green
35″” x 35″” Juneteenth by Synthia Saint James Canvas Art Print – Masterpiece Art Gallery
‘Beyonce’ Graphic Art Print on Wrapped Canvas Size: 18″ H x 26″ W x 1.5″ D
HBCU’s Canvas Print
A Different World (TV) 11 x 17 TV Poster – Style A
(27×40) Eve’s Bayou Movie Samuel L Jackson Lynn Whitfield Original Poster Print
Yes. Jesus Loves Me (Religious) – Katherine Roundtree 16×20 Black Framed
Dancing in The Living Room (Girls) – Katherine Roundtree 24×32 Black Framed – African American Black Art Print Wall Decor Poster
The Goodbye Kiss (Buffalo Soldier) – Katherine Roundtree 24×32 Black Framed – African American Black Art Print Wall Decor Poster
Amanti Art Funeral Procession Framed Art Print
Goddesses by Synthia SAINT JAMES Canvas Wall Art 3 Piece
227 – TV SHOW 80’S CLASSIC SHOW PRINT, GIFT FOR BEST FRIEND, FOR MOM, HOME DECOR, BLACK ART POP ART, FEMINIST
MASTER PIECE LESSONS GULLAH ISLANDS WALL ART, 35X35
GULLAH IMAGES: THE ART OF JONATHAN GREEN
GULLAH GEECHEE HERITAGE IN THE GOLDEN ISLES (PAPERBACK)
MASTER PIECE JOOK JOINT GULLAH ISLANDS WALL ART, 35X35
MY KIND OF NET ART PRINT BY GULLAH LIVING SERIES BY SAMANTHA CLAAR – X-LARGE
35″ X 35″ GULLAH GEECHEE CONJURE WOMAN BY SYNTHIA SAINT JAMES CANVAS ART PRINT – MASTERPIECE ART GALLERY
RING SHOUT GULLAH ISLANDS – UNFRAMED PRINT ON CANVAS WORLD MENAGERIE
MASTER PIECE GATHERING GULLAH ISLANDS WALL ART, 30X40
Shop Now

Click to Shop!

Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. This means if you click on the link and purchase the item, I will receive an affiliate commission at no extra cost to you. All opinions remain my own.

SHOP OUR FAVORITES
Shares