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Nina Simone's 'Lovely, Precious Dream' For Black Children

Nina Simone's 'Lovely, Precious Dream' For Black Children

NPR - Noel King , Walter Ray Watson

This story is part of American Anthem, a yearlong series on songs that rouse, unite, celebrate and call to action. Find more at NPR.org/Anthem. By the early 1960s, Nina Simone was well-known to the world as a singer, songwriter and classically trained pianist. But around 1963, as race relations in …

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