Nina Simone may have died back in 2003, but her spirit lives on, especially during Pride Week, when we all remember the revolutionary spirit that gave us gay life. Simone used her immense talent to combat America’s – and the world’s – civil rights abuses of the 20th century. As we march further into the 21st century, let’s all use Simone as an inspiration, shall we?
Above you’ll see Simone seeing “Ain’t Got No – I Got No Life” performed life in Harlem in 1969, the same year as The Stonewall Rebellion. After the jump, check out “Young, Gifted and Black” from the same show, as well as another Simone classic, “Mississippi Goddamn”.