Nina Simone's Childhood in Tryon, NC Part 2 - First Peak of the Blue Ridge
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Nina Simone’s Childhood in Tryon, NC Part 2

PODCAST:  Nina Simone’s Childhood Audio Story Part 2

Nina Simone: Eunice Waymon Birthplace

Nina Simone’s birth name was Eunice Waymon. She was born in 1933, the sixth of eight children. The home is a small three-room home that she spent time in as a young child.

Listen to the story to hear Lorena Cunningham, an early friend of Eunice, speak about growing up in Tryon, NC. Then click the button below to hear the next story.

Music Credit: “I Want a Little Sugar in My Bowl” by Nina Simone
Storyteller: Lorena Cunningham

UPDATE: her home has been been designated a National Treasure and is in the process of restoration and planning for how it might be used to best fit her legacy and the community.  Learn more about the concepts.

For more info visit the Explore Tryon website

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