Bernice Johnson Reagon will be giving a presentation sponsored by the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center, the university’s Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, and the APSU Alumni Association on Wednesday, March 19th, 6 p.m., at the university’s Mass Communication Concert Hall & Auditorium. The presentation called “Voices of The Civil Rights Movement,” looks at the importance of song in social movements.
Bernice Reagon is a scholar, composer, singer, and activist. She is also a Professor Emeritus of History at American University, and the Curator Emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of American History in Washington DC. She was the 2002-04 Cosby Chair Professor of Fine Arts at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. Professor Reagon was also the recipient of the 2003 Heinz Award for the Arts and Humanities. She is perhaps best known Best known as founder of the group “Sweet Honey In The Rock.”
For more information please contact Carol Lynnett Bennett, the Director of the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center at 931-221-6274 or fax 931-221-7952
For a complete bio on Professor Bernice Johnson Reagon please visit her website at http://www.bernicejohnsonreagon.com/