The childhood home of Nina Simone in tiny Tryon, N.C., in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Feb. 16, 2017. A group of four artists recently pooled their money to buy the home where the soul singer and civil rights icon was raised, calling it an act of art as well as politics. (Travis Dove/The New York Times)
The childhood home of Nina Simone in tiny Tryon, N.C., in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Feb. 16, 2017. A group of four artists recently pooled their money to buy the home where the soul singer and civil rights icon was raised, calling it an act of art as well as politics. (Travis Dove/The New York Times) TRAVIS DOVE NYT
The childhood home of Nina Simone in tiny Tryon, N.C., in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Feb. 16, 2017. A group of four artists recently pooled their money to buy the home where the soul singer and civil rights icon was raised, calling it an act of art as well as politics. (Travis Dove/The New York Times) TRAVIS DOVE NYT

Saving Nina Simone’s NC birthplace as an act of art and politics

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