Bernice Johnson Reagon

Bernice Johnson Reagon

Bernice Johnson Reagon is a song leader, composer, scholar, and social activist, who was a founding member of the SNCC Freedom Singers in the Albany Movement in Georgia and later founded the all-black female 'a cappella' ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock in 1973 based in Washington, D.C. Reagon, along with other members of the SNCC Freedom Singers, realized the power of collective singing to unify the disparate groups who began to work together in the Freedom Summer protests in the South. <blockquote>“After a song,” Reagon recalled, “the differences between us were not so great. Wikipedia*

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Bernice Johnson Reagon has three videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1996 Speech as a Professor for the History Department of the American University. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2010 with an average of 819 views per program. Most common tag: African Americans.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 2010 - Present Professor Emeritus, History Department, American University Videos: 1 c. January 15, 1996 - Present Professor, History Department, American University Videos: 2

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    Tribute to Howard Zinn

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    Dr. King and the Million Man March

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