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Tom Maxwell / Long Reads
Shortly after the song’s debut in New York, Nina Simone performed it to a mostly white audience at Carnegie Hall in March, 1964. “The name of this tune is Mississippi God-DAMN,” Simone declares to nervous laughter as the band vamps behind her, “…and I mean every word of it.”
Jessica Bliss / The Tennesseean
During the sweltering summer of 1920, the nation watched as Tennessee state legislators gathered on Nashville's Capitol Hill and an epic battle for women's rights ensued. "We were literally the only state left," Davidson County historian Carole Bucy said. "It was down to us."
Berthe Weill was entirely dedicated to modern painting. It was a form of passion. She was the only one to expose unknowns and so many unfamiliar artists, it was a very risky commercial bet. For example, Weill bought, exhibited, and sold Pablo Picasso’s work before he ever moved to Paris or painted any of the works for which he’s now considered a modernist legend.