Waymon birthplace in Tryon gets historical marker

Published 5:22 pm Thursday, October 2, 2008

Recently the Eunice Waymon birthplace in Tryon was recognized with a special marker. Waymon is better known as Nina Simone. She achieved worldwide acclaim with her musical talent. The marker was made possible by the Mrs. Nancy Dupre Menke Fund ‐ 2008. The description on the marker is as follows: &dquo;Eunice Kathleen Waymon was born in this house on February 21, 1933. She grew up to become Nina Simone, who introduced the world to a unique musical infusion of pop, gospel, classical, jazz, folk and ballads that she called &39;Black Classical Music.&39; Her voice and music were instrumental in the American Civil Rights Movement.&uot;

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