Mississippi Goddam was first sung by Nina Simone on an album she released in 1964, marking the beginning of her career as a “civil rights singer.”
I can’t remember when I first heard it, but the song jumped-to-mind last week, as Mississippians were voting on the “egg-as-person” initiative.
As I wrote in my piece, Nina Simone Said Mississippi Goddam: I Thought It, thankfully, Mississippians had the good sense to vote-down this foolishness.
My piece was first published by RH Reality Check, as part of its comprehensive coverage of “egg-as-person.”
The coverage includes a particularly good piece by #Political Girl’s pal, Ellen Chesler, on the heroic efforts of #Planned Parenthood. Ellen’s message: Look-out, anti-choice politicians. I love it.
Mississippi Goddam? Not-so-fast.
P.S.I was so pleased the piece was picked-up by Alternet, Daily Kos and Firedoglake, among others. Thanks to all of you.