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Nina Simone’s Childhood in Tryon, NC Part 5

PODCAST:  Nina Simone’s Childhood Audio Story Part 5

Nina Simone: Lanier Library

One of the most defining moments of Nina Simone’s young life came in the Lanier Library near downtown Tryon. At a piano recital where she was to perform, her parents were asked to move from the front row to the back of the room. 12-year-old Nina – still known as Eunice at the time – stood up and refused to play. Listen to how this story turned out.  Then click the button below to hear the next story.

Music Credit: “Sinnerman” by Nina Simone
Storytellers: Jeff Lieberman, Martin Anderson

For more information visit the Lanier Library website, Explore Tryon website