Nina Simone, Tryon North Carolina, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Saving Nina Simone’s Birthplace as an Act of Art and Politics – The New York Times For those who knew that 30 East Livingston Street was the birthplace of Tryon’s most famous resident — the singer, soul legend and civil rights icon Nina Simone — the house’s appearance on the market late last year crystallized fears that its existence, as stubborn as that of Simone herself, might be coming to an end.