Nina Simone performing "Why?"
Subject: Martin Luther King Jr. / Civil Rights Movement
Themes: Civil Rights 20th Century
Age groups: Middle School High School Homeschooling
Resource type: Video
Three days after Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee, Nina Simone sang this song. It was performed on April 7, 1968 at the at the Westbury Music Fair and was written by Gene Taylor, Simone´s bass player.