Please join us in celebrating our latest Southern Cover Girl: Beth Dickerson, local musician, Girls Rock volunteer, and hair and style guru. Below, Beth discusses her song choice.
“‘Feeling Good’ was first introduced to the U.S. in 1965. Sung by Gilbert Price, in The Roar of the Greasepaint- The Smell of the Crowd, the song was reviewed as a ‘booming song of emancipation’ by Billboard Magazine. Sung by Nina Simone, it became a standard. Considering its history, I wanted to honor this song for its place and message in the civil rights movement. I wanted to honor an outspoken civil rights activist and her legacy to stand for what she believed. The message that people should be free is one I fully support and stand behind, wholeheartedly.”
We’d also like to offer thanks and praise to Stephen Maluck and Jeff Driggers for making this all possible. This is really stunning video.