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Bernice Johnson Reagon

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Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.


— Bernice Johnson Reagon


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And I used to think that proof that I had religion was whether I knew how to sing all of the songs.


— Bernice Johnson Reagon


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At the same time all this was happening, there was a folk song revival movement goingon, so the commercial music industry was actually changed by the Civil Rights Movement.


— Bernice Johnson Reagon


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But I'm a historian. I wasn't interested in just being a producer, I was interested in doing research and presenting that research to a general public.


— Bernice Johnson Reagon


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I came out of the Civil Rights Movement, and I had a different kind of focus than most people who have just the academic background as their primary training experience.


— Bernice Johnson Reagon


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I just don't think one person has that much to contribute to any subject.


— Bernice Johnson Reagon


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I learned that if you bring black people together, you bring them together with a song. To this day, I don't understand how people think they can bring anybody together without a song.


— Bernice Johnson Reagon


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I organized Sweet Honey In The Rock in 1973. The music was sanity and balance.


— Bernice Johnson Reagon


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I started graduate school in 1971, I started working at the Smithsonian in the festival in 1972. I went full-time at the Smithsonian in 1974. And I got my doctorate in 1975.


— Bernice Johnson Reagon


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I was at the Smithsonian for twenty years, and I'm still at the Smithsonian as a curator emeritus, and I still plan to figure out what that means for me at this point in my life.


— Bernice Johnson Reagon


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and Beatrice Johnson Bernice was born and raised in southwest Georgia where music was an integral part of life. C. Early life and education
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Bernice Johnson Reagon (born October 4 1942) is a singer composer scholar and social activist who founded the a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock in 1973.

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