This mural, formerly located on the wall of a building housing Rabble Coffee, is a portrait of the American musician, songwriter, vocalist, and civil rights activist Nina Simone (1933-2003). Simone was known for including provocative social commentary in her work, most notably in the songs “To Be Young, Gifted and Black” (1969) and “Mississippi Goddam” (1964). The mural was created during an informal artist’s residency in Indianapolis in the summer of 2019 and was modeled on a portrait of the
Medium type: Paint
Date created: 2019
2119 E 10th St, Indianapolis, IN, 46201
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