Nina Simone Her music, as alluring and open as democracy itself, reconciled the divisions between artist and activist, protestor and patriot, and African-American citizens and their country. Living in exile for the rest of her life, Simone never found full freedom here in the United States. It was on stage and in sound that she bridged our chasm between America's promise and its racial reality.
Nina Simone. "I Put a Spell on You," "Ne Me Quitte Pas," "Feeling Good," "Sinnerman." Read more: Greatest Women in History - 75 Greatest American Women - Esquire Follow us: @Esquire Magazine on Twitter | Esquire on Facebook Visit us at Esquire.com