Songs for The Movement “How It Feels To Be Free”

Happy Birthday, Nina Simone!I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free:

Posted by For Harriet on Saturday, February 21, 2015


The Songs for the Movement section of N.A.H. houses selected protest songs for social justice from the past and the present.

If you have suggestions for Songs for the Movement, you may share them in the comments or via email.

Today’s entry in Songs for the Movement is “How It Feels To Be Free” from Nina Simone, performed live at the Montreux in 1976.

Listen carefully to what she shared. I have had this on repeat all day today. I hope it resonates with you as much as it did with me. This song is just as relevant today as it was then.

If you were of age, or coming of age at that time, I would love to hear from you about your thoughts on Nina, this song or her other works, and the climate of things.

Sang Nina!


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones, MSW, LLMSW



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I'm a Social Justice Educator and Aspiring Humanitarian who is interested in conflict resolution, improving intergroup relations, and building more equitable and inclusive communities. "Notes from an Aspiring Humanitarian" is my blog, where I write about issues of diversity, inclusion, equity, and social justice. By exploring social identities through written word, film & video, and other forms of media, I hope to continue to expand and enrich conversations about social issues that face our society, and to find ways to take social action while encouraging others to do so as well in their own ways.

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