Birthplace Homes of Legendary Black Figures To Be Restored On Reality TV Show

Movies & TV

| February 12, 2013 - 2:52 pm

If you think that you cannot make a reality TV show out of anything, then surely you should read this piece and be pleasantly surprised.

No cat fighting or gossiping is needed as there are plans to preserve the houses of legendary Black figures Nina Simone, Rosa Parks, Jimi Hendrix, Woodie Guthrie, and others.

According to a piece at Blue Ridge Now (via Shadow And Act), the last 10 years have been spent planning to preserve the house that Nina Simone (born Eunice Kathleen Waymon) was born in at 30 E. Livingston Street, Tyron, North Carolina. The home will be refurbished and forever be lamented as a lasting memorial to the talented and controversial singer.

That effort will apparently be documented in a new reality TV series, which will see Nineteenth Century Restorations, restoring homes that were the birthplaces and childhood homes of memorable figures of history.

According to Shadow And Act, PBS and The History Channel are seen as potential homes for the series. But to get the full scoop, we also encourage you to read the Blue Ridge Now piece, which you can by clicking here.

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