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Reagon, Bernice Johnson 1942-

Overview
Works: 183 works in 329 publications in 1 language and 10,755 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Documentary television programs  Nonfiction television programs  Biography  Historical television programs  Jazz  Soul music  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Composer, Performer, Singer, Dancer, Interviewee, Speaker, Other, Commentator, Librettist
Classifications: E441, 782.25
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Bernice Johnson Reagon
We'll understand it better by and by : pioneering African American gospel composers( Book )

9 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the congregations of small African American churches in Memphis, Philadelphia, and Chicago to the nationwide fans of the Golden Gate Quartet, Mahalia Jackson, Sam Cooke, Clara Ward, Edwin Hawkins, and others, gospel music has profoundly influenced American culture. Bringing together some of the most renowned scholars in the field, this book focuses on six pioneering gospel composers, analyzing the evolution of their music and showing its impact on African American
Africans in America : America's journey through slavery by Steve Fayer( Visual )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War. The first episode, Terrible transformation, examines the origins of one of the largest forced human migrations in recorded history. After the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619, the British colonies laid the groundwork for a system of racial slavery which generated profits that ensured the colonies' growth and survival. In the second episode, Revolution, while the American colonies challenge Britain for independence, American slavery is challenged from within as men and women fight to define what America will be. When the War of Independence is won, black people, both enslaved and free, seize on the language of freedom even while the new nation's Constitution codifies slavery and oppression as a national way of life. In the third episode, Brotherly love, during the first 50 years of the new nation, freedmen and fugitive slaves in Philadelphia push the country to live up to the promises made in its Constitution. But with the invention of the cotton gin, slavery expands into America's western frontier, and a revolution in Haiti inspires slave rebellions throughout the souther United States. In the fourth and final episode, as the nation expands westward slavery becomes the most divisive issue in American life. Abolitionists struggle to bring the institution down and the nation is tested as never before. When tensions over slavery erupt into violence, Americans are forced to consider how long the country can continue as a democracy built on the profits of bondage
If you don't go, don't hinder me : the African American sacred song tradition by Bernice Johnson Reagon( Book )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on both archival and field research, these four essays describe the role of sacred songs in the history of African American culture and in the biographical experiences of the author--an African American woman, a cultural activist, and a composer. Essays center on specific genres, including the twentieth century gospel, the African American Congregational song tradition, spirituals, and freedom songs
Spirituals in concert by Kathleen Battle( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wade in the water : African American sacred music traditions( Recording )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This four-CD set of 19th- and 20th-century African American sacred music was initially released as a companion to the 1995 Peabody Award-winning radio series of the same name produced by National Public Radio and the Smithsonian Institution. With extensive notes by Bernice Johnson Reagon, who conceived and compiled the series, these recordings honor the sacred music which so much contemporary American music draws its inspiration
The mosaic project by Terri Lyne Carrington( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terri Lyne Carrington assembles an all-star roster of female vocalists for a diverse mix of voices and sounds on her fifth album
African American spirituals : the concert tradition( Recording )

11 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We who believe in freedom : Sweet Honey in the Rock-- still on the journey by Bernice Johnson Reagon( Book )

3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The songs are free( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Traces the history of communal singing and the repertoire rooted in the Black church -- from songs of resistance, courage, and pride to songs of determination and faith -- and explores their roles from the Underground Railroad through the Civil Rights movement and into the 90's
Africans in America : America's journey through slavery( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Considers the contradictions that lay at the heart of the founding of the American nation. The infant democracy pronounced all men to be created equal while enslaving one race to benefit another. Portrays the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War
African American congregational singing : nineteenth-century roots( Recording )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American gospel : the pioneering composers by Lou Bell Johnson( Recording )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The performances on this recording celebrate the contributions of six of the composers who opened a way for great gospel song within American sacred music. Composers included: W. Herbert Brewster, Lucie Eddie Campbell, Thomas Andrew Dorsey, Roberta Martin, Kenneth Morris, Charles Albert Tindley
Africans in America : America's journey through slavery( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2006 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America, from their arrival in the 1600s to the last days before the Civil War. The first episode, Terrible transformation, examines the origins of one of the largest forced human migrations in recorded history. After the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia in 1619, the British colonies laid the groundwork for a system of racial slavery which generated profits that ensured the colonies' growth and survival. In the second episode, Revolution, while the American colonies challenge Britain for independence, American slavery is challenged from within as men and women fight to define what America will be. When the War of Independence is won, black people, both enslaved and free, seize on the language of freedom even while the new nation's Constitution codifies slavery and oppression as a national way of life. In the third episode, Brotherly love, during the first 50 years of the new nation, freedmen and fugitive slaves in Philadelphia push the country to live up to the promises made in its Constitution. But with the invention of the cotton gin, slavery expands into America's western frontier, and a revolution in Haiti inspires slave rebellions throughout the souther United States. In the fourth and final episode, as the nation expands westward slavery becomes the most divisive issue in American life. Abolitionists struggle to bring the institution down and the nation is tested as never before. When tensions over slavery erupt into violence, Americans are forced to consider how long the country can continue as a democracy built on the profits of bondage
African American community gospel( Recording )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Give your hands to struggle by Bernice Johnson Reagon( Recording )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

We'll never turn back : a photographic exhibit( Book )

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beah : a black woman speaks( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beah Richards (1920-2000), actress-poet-activist, shares her wit and wisdom about her life as a black woman in America
Folk songs : the South by Bernice Johnson Reagon( )

13 editions published between 1965 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Negro spirituals
What now people by Bill Horowitz( )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

You got to move : stories of change in the South by Lucy Massie Phenix( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary about the struggles of "ordinary plain folks" against injustice, told in their own words, with historical photos and films. The film covers community actions against strip mining in Kentucky, toxic waste dumping in Tennessee, and illiteracy and discrimination in South Carolina. These grassroots movements all gained impetus from the legendary Highlander Folk School in Tennessee, which for over 50 years under the leadership of Myles Horton, has catalyzed communication and social change
 
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We'll understand it better by and by : pioneering African American gospel composers
Alternative Names
Bernice Johnson Reagan

Bernice Johnson Reagon American singer

Bernice Johnson Reagon Amerikaans zanger

Bernice Johnson Reagon Amerikaans zangeres

Bernice Johnson Reagon cantante estadounidense

Bernice Johnson Reagon chanteuse américaine

Bernice Johnson Reagon US-amerikanische Sängerin

Johnson Reagon Bernice 1942-....

バーニス・ジョンソン・レーガン

伯妮絲·約翰遜·里根

伯妮丝·约翰逊·里根

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English (125)

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Africans in America : America's journey through slaveryIf you don't go, don't hinder me : the African American sacred song traditionWe who believe in freedom : Sweet Honey in the Rock-- still on the journeyAfricans in America : America's journey through slavery