Nina Simone (1933-2003)

Nina Simone (1933-2003)

MERIDY VOLZ

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Legendary performer sang a mix of jazz, blues and folk music in the 1950s and '60s. She performed and spoke at many civil rights meetings, such as at the Selma to Montgomery marches. She advocated violent revolution during the civil rights period, rather than Martin Luther King's non-violent approach, hoping that African Americans could, by armed combat, form a separate state.

Oil Pastel on Paper
18 W x 24 H
BLM Series
C. 2020

This drawings is part of my BLM series honoring the great black artist who have contributed so greatly to our culture.
Proceeds go to BLM bail fund.