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Bernice Johnson Reagon

She is the founder of the a capella group "Sweet Honey in the Rock". A native of Georgia, Reagon attended Albany State University, but later transferred to Spelman College in Atlanta, Georgia from which she graduated in 1970. While a student, she was an active member of the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). During her ... See full bio »

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Beloved Music Department
Freedom Song
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Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker
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  American Experience (TV Series documentary) (arranger - 4 episodes, 2008) (music producer - 4 episodes, 2008) (music performer - 3 episodes, 2008) (theme performer - 1 episode, 2008)
- Eyes on the Prize II (Parts VII & VIII): The Keys to the Kingdom/Back to the Movement (2008) ... (arranger) / (music performer) / (music producer)
- Eyes on the Prize II (Parts V & VI): Ain't Gonna' Shuffle No More/A Nation of Law? (2008) ... (arranger) / (music performer) / (music producer)
- Eyes on the Prize II (Parts III & IV): Power!/The Promised Land (2008) ... (arranger) / (music producer) / (theme performer)
- Eyes on the Prize II (Parts I & II): The Time Has Come/Two Societies (2008) ... (arranger) / (music performer) / (music producer)
 2000 Freedom Song (TV Movie) (music producer)
 1998 Beloved (music consultant)
  Eyes on the Prize (TV Series documentary) (music arranger - 14 episodes, 1987 - 1990) (music producer - 14 episodes, 1987 - 1990) (musician - 14 episodes, 1987 - 1990) (music consultant - 6 episodes, 1987)
- Back to the Movement: 1979-Mid 1980s (1990) ... (music arranger) / (music producer) / (musician)
- The Keys to the Kingdom: 1974-1980 (1990) ... (music arranger) / (music producer) / (musician)
- A Nation of Law?: 1968-1971 (1990) ... (music arranger) / (music producer) / (musician)
- Ain't Gonna Shuffle No More: 1964-1972 (1990) ... (music arranger) / (music producer) / (musician)
- The Promised Land: 1967-1968 (1990) ... (music arranger) / (music producer) / (musician)
 1981 Fundi: The Story of Ella Baker (Documentary) (musical director)
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Conceptualized the National Public Radio (NPR) and Smithsonian Peabody Award winning radio series entitled "Wade in the Water: African American Sacred Music Traditions". See more »

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Distinguished Professor of History at American University in Washington, DC, USA. See more »

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