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Coppin State Ring Ceremony Video (2/14/2015)

Coppin State Ring Ceremony Video (2/14/2015)

.Does anyone remember the song, Young Gifted and Black? Everyone I ask say they've never heard of it.

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Does anyone remember the song, Young Gifted and Black? veryone I ask say they've never heard of it.

Nina Simone "To Be Young, Gifted and Black" Recording session: Live at Morehouse College in Atlanta, June 1969. Nina wrote this song, with lyrics by Weldon Irvine in memory of her late friend Lorraine Hansberry, writer of Raisin in the Sun. The song was also released as a studio recording single, which became a top 10 R&B hit. It became a Civil Rights anthem. Nina is joined by the singing male duo The Swordsmen. The song was covered by various artists.

"To Be Young, Gifted & Black" by Nina Simone (includes interview) Recording session: Live at Morehouse College in Atlanta, June 1969

NINA SIMONE (seated) ... nicknamed "High Priestess of Soul." She came to be known as the protest singer of the Civil Rights Movement. She wrote "TO BE YOUNG, GIFTED and BLACK" borrowing the title of a play by her friend, Lorraine Vivian Hansberry, which became a popular anthem of the Civil Rights Movement.  GOALS

Black Panthers, New Haven, 1970

Panthers listen to Huey P. Newton give a radio talk during Bobby Seale's trial, New Haven, May 1970 . Photo by Stephen Shames

Cicely Tyson, James Baldwin, Arthur Mitchell (dancer and founder,Dance Theatre of Harlem) and Harry Belafonte attend the “To Be Young, Gifted And Black” gala on January 2, 1969 at the Cherry Lane Theater in New York City. Photo by Ron Galella, Ltd./WireImage.

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Cicely Tyson, James Baldwin, Arthur Mitchell (dancer and founder, Dance Theatre of Harlem) and Harry Belafonte attend the “To Be Young, Gifted And Black” gala on January 1969 at the Cherry Lane Theater in New York City. Photo by Ron Galella.

Bob and Marcia - Young, Gifted and Black  How I described my son-in-law in the Father of the bride speech.

Bob and Marcia were a Jamaican vocal duo that consisted of Bob Andy and Marcia Griffiths. They had a UK hit single in 1970 with 'Young, Gifted and Black'.

To Be Young, Gifted, and Black: An Informal Autobiography by Lorraine Hansberry

To Be Young, Gifted, and Black: An Informal Autobiography by Lorraine Hansberry

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