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YoungGiftedandBlack
Written by Nina Simone and Weldon Irvine, Jr.
Date 1969
EKA Episode 0350

"To Be Young, Gifted and Black" is a song about being proud of your skin color and who you are. The song once reached the Top Ten on the R&B charts, and has spawned off different versions by Aretha Franklin, Dionne Warwick, and Bob and Martha.

Nina Simone, who co-wrote the song, performed it on Sesame Street in the show's early years. She sat on the steps of 123 Sesame Street with a group of black children who sang along.

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