Nina Simone: Backlash Blues – YouTube

Happy Birthday to Nina Simone‘s dear friend Langston Hughes (February 1, 1902 – May 22, 1967). He penned this song — “Backlash Blues” — specifically for Nina.

To read more about Langston (and his friendship with Nina!), check out this page: http://www.ninasimone.com/2013/01/black-history-month-langston-hughes/

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