Reagon will address the Introduction to Feminism Class in Gasson 305 at 4:30 p.m. Her topic will be "Sweet Honey in the Rock: Building a Tradition."
At 7 p.m., she will present "African-American Songs as Historical Dramas" to a general audience in Devlin 008. A reception will follow in the McMullen Museum of Art.
Both lectures are free and open to the public.
Reagon, American University distinguished professor of history, founded the a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock in 1973. She also has built a successful career as a solo recording artist, composer, historian and author specializing in African-American oral traditions, and is curator emeritus at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History.
Reagon was the conceptual producer and narrator of the Peabody Award-winning radio series, "Wade in the Water: African-American Sacred Music Traditions."
She was a member of the original Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee Freedom Singers and was was featured in the 1992 Emmy-nominated television program "The Songs Are Free: Bernice Johnson Reagon with Bill Moyers."
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