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The songs are free : with Bernice Johnson Reagon [and Bill] Moyers

Author: Bernice Johnson Reagon; Bill D Moyers; Gail Pellett; Public Affairs Television (Firm); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
Publisher: Princeton, NJ : Films for the Humanities & Sciences, ©1997.
Series: Moyers collection.
Edition/Format:   VHS video : VHS tape   Visual material : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Traces how black music has shaped the African-American experience and identity, from the early spirituals rooted in the black church to their use in the early Civil Rights movement. Black music as a current source of resistance, courage, and pride as well as determination and faith is also demonstrated through Reagon and her musical group Sweet Honey in the Rock.
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Songs and music
Named Person: Bernice Johnson Reagon
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Bernice Johnson Reagon; Bill D Moyers; Gail Pellett; Public Affairs Television (Firm); Films for the Humanities (Firm)
OCLC Number: 367549565
Credits: Camera, Phil Gries ... [et. al.] ; video, Bernard Russo ; editor, Kathryn Barnier ; research, Jennifer Mirsky.
Performer(s): Bernice Johnson Reagon, vocals and commentary ; Sweet Honey in the Rock ; additional vocal performers ; Bill Moyers, narrator.
Description: 1 videocassette (58 min.) : sd., col. with b&w sequences ; 1/2 in.
Details: VHS.
Series Title: Moyers collection.
Other Titles: Songs are free : Bernice Johnson Reagon and African-American music
Responsibility: produced and directed by Gail Pellett ; a production of Public Affairs Television, Inc.

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Traces how black music has shaped the African-American experience and identity, from the early spirituals rooted in the black church to their use in the early Civil Rights movement. Black music as a current source of resistance, courage, and pride as well as determination and faith is also demonstrated through Reagon and her musical group Sweet Honey in the Rock.

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