Monday, February 20, 2006

A visit from Bernice Johnson Reagon

Bernice Johnson Reagon will be speaking this week at a screening of Sweet Honey In the Rock: Raise Your Voice, a documentary by filmmaker Stanley Nelson. The event, presented by the Center for Social Media and the American University Honors Program, will be at 6:30pm on Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Wechsler Theater in Mary Graydon Center. Dr. Johnson was active in the American Civil Rights Movement and founded the a capella group Sweet Honey in the Rock.
Also of note: The Emmy-award-winning PBS program The Songs Are Free, a conversation between Dr. Reagon and Bill Moyers about African-American communal singing, is available for viewing in Media Services, VHS 1878.

1 comment:

Sean Casey said...

Set your Tivo. This Sunday, the PBS series American Masters replays their episode about the group -
Sweet Honey in the Rock: Raise Your Voice.

Sunday, Feb. 26, 12:30am WETA Ch 26