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Reagon, Bernice Johnson 1942-

Overview
Works: 163 works in 271 publications in 1 language and 9,049 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Biography  Interviews  Exhibition, pictorial works  Trials, litigation, etc  Spirituals (Songs)  Gospel music 
Roles: Performer, Composer, Vocalist, Speaker, Interviewee, Compiler, Singer, Commentator, Librettist
Classifications: E441, 782.25
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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 )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1998 in English and held by 1,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hammond organ into the African American church. "We'll Understand It Better By and By" includes substantial musical analyses and 49 complete piano-vocal scores. Drawing on primary research that includes interviews with composers, their families and associates, and gospel performers, the book chronicles the development of composed gospel songs and performance traditions that evolved within the African American community during the first half of the twentieth century
Africans in America America's journey through slavery by Steve Fayer ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and held by 1,168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This program follows the history of American slavery from its birth to the Civil War. Considers the contradictions that lie 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 of the Civil War
If you don't go, don't hinder me : the African American sacred song tradition by Bernice Johnson Reagon ( Book )
6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 840 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 649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The songs are free ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1991 and 2005 in English and held by 399 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
We who believe in freedom : Sweet Honey in the Rock-- still on the journey by Bernice Johnson Reagon ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Wade in the water African American sacred music traditions ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
African American spirituals the concert tradition ( Recording )
8 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
African American congregational singing nineteenth-century roots ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
African American gospel the pioneering composers by Lou Bell Johnson ( Recording )
5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 275 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
African American community gospel ( Recording )
4 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Give your hands to struggle by Bernice Johnson Reagon ( Recording )
9 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
We'll never turn back : a photographic exhibit ( Book )
1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beah a black woman speaks ( Visual )
5 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
Revolution ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2005 in English and held by 146 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. In this second episode, 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
Judgement day ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 122 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. In this 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
Brotherly love ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 120 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. In this third episode, 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 southern United States
The terrible transformation ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 115 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. This first episode 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
Singing for freedom a concert for the child in each of us by Sweet Honey in the Rock (Musical group) ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This Grammy Award-winning, all-women, African American a cappella group has been spreading joy, hope and inspiration through harmonious performances for the past 30 years. Recorded live at world-famous Glide Memorial Church of San Francisco
Africans in America ( Recording )
2 editions published in 1998 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Bernice Johnson Reagan
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Reagon, Bernice Johnson
Languages
English (107)
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