New York artists have stepped in to rescue the Tryon childhood home of Eunice Waymond, who gained fame as the singer, pianist and civil rights icon, Nine Simone.
The report is in the March 2, 2017 New York Times.
The article is good, but it did say the home had been little known. However, a 2005 rescue effort and the Eunice Waymon-Nina Simone Memorial Project accomplished a lot and raised awareness.
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