Style: Soul. Powered by CITE. Missing lyrics by Nina Simone? Know any other songs by Nina Simone? Track Artist Duration. Close Concerts near. Playing next We Love Music. Nina Simone. US Show more US. Companies Show more Companies. Markets Show more Markets. Opinion Show more Opinion. Personal Finance Show more Personal Finance. Presently, I live in Northampton, Massachusetts, an overwhelmingly white, liberal town.
Two days before the protests came here, I was joking with a friend about what they might look like here, the old white radicals and young white radicals parading down the upscale retail strip called downtown. Perhaps there would be an acoustic guitar.
Instead, the demonstration consisted of hundreds and hundreds of young people, led by a contingent of black and brown high school students. A crowd gathered at the police station down the block from my apartment. Someone scaled the flagpole and replaced the American flag with the Black Lives Matter flag. Someone, or many someones, tagged the station with BLM and abolitionist slogans. It was mostly white, and we did march back and forth down Main Street, yes, but there was a different feeling in the air than I expected, a feeling of motley we-ness, one that I associate, ordinarily, with a much darker commons.