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In 2021, at the age of 90, Mary Burnette (one of Nina Simone's classmates at Allen High School), spoke about her memories of Eunice Waymon, Langston Hughes, and how Allen was a rare school to celebrate Negro History Week in 1949. 

Nina SimoneMary Burnette
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Langston HughesMary Burnette
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Allen School: Negro History Week 1949Mary Burnette
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