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The Nina Simone Project

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Photo courtesy of the North Carolina Department of Natural & Cultural Resources

The modest Tryon, N.C., home of the legendary singer and civil rights activist was saved from demolition in 2017. This year, a fundraising campaign led by Come Hear NC is helping to restore it. Read more

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Last June, Simone's birthplace in Tryon, North Carolina, was declared a National Treasure. This August, a flurry of local events celebrate her and raise money for preservation efforts. Read more

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