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Memoir in a Melody: The Outrage in Nina Simone’s ‘Mississippi Goddam’

In our Memoir in a Melody series, we examine the song "Mississippi Goddam," by Nina Simone, a pivotal song in Simone's career that captured a turning point in the American civil rights movement. The song complicated her relationship with the white establishment while cemented her allegiance with the civil rights movement. Here's the full story of the mind behind the song.