skip navigation  The Library of Congress >> Research Centers
AFC Logo
The American Folklife Center
Connect with us:   Blog Blog  |  Facebook Facebook  |  Podcasts Podcasts   RSS RSS  | Video Webcasts
 home >> Civil Rights History Project >> Survey of Collections and Repositories >> Collections >> Collection Record

The Civil Rights History Project: Survey of Collections and Repositories

Oral history interviews with Bernice Johnson Reagon

Repository: Smithsonian Institution. Archives

Collection Description (Extant): Bernice Johnson Reagon (1942- ), noted composer, song leader in the 19th century Southwest Georgia choral tradition, and cultural historian. Reagon founded the group, Sweet Honey in the Rock, a Grammy Award-winning African American female a cappella ensemble with deep musical roots in the sacred music of the black church in 1973. Reagon served as a curator at the National Museum of American History at the Smithsonian in the 1980s. She was named a MacArthur Fellow in 1989, distinguished professor of history at American University, and Curator Emeritus at the National Museum of American History.

Collection URL: http://siris-archives.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!siarchives&uri=full=3100001~!249483~!0#focus

Date(s): 1986

Digital Status: No

Existing IDs: SIA RU009612

Extent: 3 audiotapes (Reference copies)

Language: English

Interviewees: Bernice Johnson Reagon

Rights (CRHP): Contact the repository which holds the collection for information on rights

Subjects:

African American singers
Civil rights movements--United States--Songs and music
Freedom Singers

Genres:

Interviews
Sound recordings
Transcripts

 

  Back to Top

 

 home >> Civil Rights History Project >> Survey of Collections and Repositories >> Collections >> Collection Record

  The Library of Congress >> Research Centers
   May 15, 2015
Legal | External Link Disclaimer

Contact Us:
Ask a Librarian