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Reagon, Bernice Johnson 1942-

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Most widely held works by Bernice Johnson Reagon
If you don't go, don't hinder me : the African American sacred song tradition by Bernice Johnson Reagon( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,621 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
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 1,111 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( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 668 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, dramatic recreations, rare archival photography, riveting first-person accounts and defines the reality of slavery's past through insightful commentary
Spirituals in concert by Kathleen Battle( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Africans in America : America's journey through slavery by Steve Fayer( Visual )

11 editions published between 1998 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 511 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
We who believe in freedom : Sweet Honey in the Rock-- still on the journey by Bernice Johnson Reagon( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American spirituals : the concert tradition( Recording )

9 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mosaic project by Terri Lyne Carrington( Recording )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 316 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
Wade in the water : African American sacred music traditions( Recording )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 310 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
Give your hands to struggle by Bernice Johnson Reagon( )

6 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African American congregational singing : nineteenth-century roots( Recording )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancing by Paolo Conte( Visual )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 269 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
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference. Bernice Johnson Reagon, "Solidarity of past, present and future" by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( Visual )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference Volume 38 - Closing Program: Bernice Johnson Reagon, "Solidarity of Past, Present and Future" Featured speaker: Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon "What you hear in Bernice's songs is the essence of struggle," says Judy Richardson introducing Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon. And Reagon declares that "I am standing on ground plowed by people before I came into being." She describes her deep involvement with the freedom struggle in Albany, Georgia. A noted scholar of Black music, she says that the spirituals, often thought of as old people's music, "leaped into service in jail cells in the 1960s." The cultural history of Black people has always reflected what Black people expect from life on earth. Her presentation in song and spoken word outlines the history expressed by Black spiritual music and how it connects to contemporary struggle. "You will not be able to get through your life if you dismiss the ground you're standing on."
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 18: This panel examines the legacy of Ella Baker, the inspiration behind the original SNNC founding conference. Rev. William Barber, discusses his campaign to formalize Ella Baker's legacy in North Carolina by commemorating her birthday as "Ella Baker Day," and declaring her home in Littleton, North Carolina an historic site. The session closes with a powerful rendition of Ella Baker's favorite song, "Guide my feet while I run this race" performed by Bernice Johnson Reagon of Sweet Honey in the Rock
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 251 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
The songs are free( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2021 in English and held by 243 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
SNCC 50th Anniversary Conference by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (U.S.)( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Volume 36: This session is full of the sound and power of movement song. Bernice Johnson Reagon explains the origin of the SNCC Freedom Singers. She introduces a brief video of Cordell Reagon who organized the singers with Charles Sherrod. Many well known activists participate in the session including Guy Carawan who introduced "We Shall Overcome" to SNCC in 1960. Folk singer Len Chandler, a regular presence at protests and rallies, explains singing freedom songs: "When you hear something twice, sing it!" Harry Belafonte leads the audience in his famous Banana Boat Song. SNCC's own anthem, "We'll Never Turn Back," written by Georgia activist Bertha Gober, closes out the gathering
Africans in America : America's journey through slavery( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 237 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 )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The best of Broadside 1962-1988 : anthems of the American underground from the pages of Broadside magazine( Recording )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Broadside was a small underground magazine filled with new songs by artists too radical for the establishment. These songs tell stories rooted in American history from 1962 through 1988 addressing such issues as warfare, nuclear threat, ethnic conflicts, immigrants' sufferings, unequal treatment of women, ecological devastation and social injustice. This extensively annotated 5 CD set includes 89 songs, some never commercially released, extensive notes, graphics from the original Broadside magazine and more
 
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We'll understand it better by and by : pioneering African American gospel composers
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Alternative Names
Bernice Johnson Reagan

Bernice Johnson Reagon

Bernice Johnson Reagon American singer

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Bernice Johnson Reagon amhránaí Meiriceánach

Bernice Johnson Reagon cantant estatunidenca

Bernice Johnson Reagon cantante estadounidense

Bernice Johnson Reagon chanteuse américaine

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Bernice Johnson Reagon US-amerikanische Sängerin

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Johnson Reagon Bernice 1942-....

بيرنيس جونسون رايجون

バーニス・ジョンソン・レーガン

伯妮丝·约翰逊·里根

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