Eunice Kathleen Waymon, known professionally as Nina Simone, was an American singer, songwriter, musical arranger, and civil rights activist. Her music spanned a broad range of styles, including classical, jazz, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop. Nina referred to her music as Black Classical Music.
"I'm a real rebel with a cause."
"An artist's duty is to reflect the times."
"Greed has driven the world crazy."
"There's no excuse for the young people not knowing who the heroes and heroines are or were."
"To most white people, jazz means Black and jazz means dirt, and that's not what I play. I play Black classical music."
"I'll tell you what freedom is to me: no fear!"
"You use up everything you’ve got trying to give everybody what they want."