While hippies were rolling in the mud out on Max Yasgur’s farm, Nina Simone was singing for another outdoor concert in Central Park. It was August 17, 1969, and Revolution was in the air. The Harlem Festival was later known as the “Black Woodstock.” As NPR’s Guy Raz explains:
There are about 50 hours of footage from the festival. The man who filmed it, Hal Tulchin, has said, at the time, there was no interest in turning that footage into a documentary, so most of it has just been collecting dust. The only parts that have been released commercially are Nina Simone’s performances, including this clip.