Бернис Джонсон Рейган

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Бернис Джонсон Рейган

Song leader, composer, scholar, and social activist, who was a founding member of the SNCC Freedom Singers in the Albany Movement. in Georgia. In 1973 she founded the all-black female a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock, 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 1964 Freedom Summer protests in the South. “After a song,” Reagon recalled, “the differences between us were not so great. Somehow, making a song required an expression of that which was common to us all...
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