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Ne Me Quitte Pas

Diedre A. Ware | Posted 04.28.2015 | Fifty
Diedre A. Ware

Nina Simone's music stirs the soul. I liken it to one awash in the Holy Spirit in a Baptist church on a Sunday morning. Her classical piano finesse infused with her jazzy and bluesy gospel voice is heard in all of her music, especially in all of her civil rights protest songs.

"That Which MIght Have Been, Birmingham, 1963" : 50 Year Anniversary

Amy Waddell | Posted 11.15.2013 | Arts
Amy Waddell

September 15, 1963. A car travels North from Valle de Bravo, Mexico toward the border of Laredo, Texas. Artist John Henry Waddell, age 42, and his family have spent the past two and half years living in Mexico.

Rice, Holder Honoring Birmingham Bombing Anniversary

AP | JAY REEVES | Posted 11.15.2013 | Politics

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Hundreds of people black and white, many holding hands, filled an Alabama church that was bombed by the Ku Klux Klan 50 years...

Choir To Voice The Words Of Birmingham's 'Unsung'

AP | ALLEN G. BREED | Posted 11.13.2013 | Black Voices

-- Seeking inspiration for a musical commission to mark the 50th anniversary of the 16th Street Baptist Church bombing, composer Yotam Haber turned t...

Obama OKs Honor For '63 Birmingham Bombing Victims

Reuters | Posted 07.24.2013 | Black Voices

May 24 (Reuters) - President Barack Obama signed a bill into law on Friday granting the United States' highest civilian honor to four black girls ki...

Mad Men: "Wee Small Hours" -- HuffPost Review

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Listening to Martin Luther King on the murder of four girls in a Birmingham church, Betty opines that maybe this civil rights thing is premature. But Betty should know that a dream deferred can dry up like a raisin in sun.