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Reagon, Bernice Johnson 1942-

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Most widely held works by Bernice Johnson Reagon
Africans in America : America's journey through slavery by Steve Fayer( Visual )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A four part series portraying the struggles of the African people in America. This series exposes the truth through surprising revelations, dramiatic recreations, rare archival photography, riveting first-person accounts and defines the reality of slaver's past through insightful commentary
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 1,144 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
If you don't go, don't hinder me : the African American sacred song tradition by Bernice Johnson Reagon( Book )

13 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 642 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 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wade in the water : African American sacred music traditions by Bernice Johnson Reagon( Recording )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 435 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 368 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 358 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 358 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The songs are free( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 335 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
African American congregational singing : nineteenth-century roots( Recording )

7 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 283 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 269 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
Give your hands to struggle by Bernice Johnson Reagon( Recording )

5 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American community gospel( Recording )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What now people by Bill Horowitz( )

3 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beah : a black woman speaks( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 170 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
Dancing by Rhoda Grauer( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This eight part series explores dance as of form of communication and expression in a variety of cultural contexts. Examples span the spectrum from staged ballet dancing to urban street dance to traditional myth and ritual. Filmed on location on 5 continents, this production took six years to make. Includes archival film footage
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 130 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
"Fundi" : the story of Ella Baker( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Ella "Fundi" Baker, a behind-the-scenes leader in the American civil rights movement for over 50 years
 
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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

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We'll understand it better by and by : pioneering African American gospel composersIf 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 journey