Michael Crawford

Nina Simone Singing About a Revolution

Filed By Michael Crawford | November 23, 2008 7:30 AM | comments

Filed in: You Gotta See This
Tags: gay rights movement, Nina Simone, Stonewall

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Nine Simone released this powerful song in 1969, the year that LGBT people shouted "no more" and defended the Stonewall Inn from an invasion by police. While the song is about the Black Civil Rights Movement, it fits the political moment we're in now as we enter an amazing new stage of the LGBT movement that's fueled in part by the passage of Prop 8 and the other anti-gay amendments.

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