Bernice Johnson Reagon and Toshi Reagon performed at the White House

(l to r) Charles Neblett, Bernice Johnson, Cordell Reagon and Rutha Harris in 1963.

A Freedom Singer Shares The Music Of The Movement

“Neal Conan talks with Reagon and her daughter, Toshi Reagon, about the creation, impact and influence of music during the civil rights movement.”
— National Public Radio, February 11, 2010

Hear some field recordings of the music sung by the Freedom Singers for mass meetings and conferences organized during the civil rights movement…”

This week, the White House programmed a series of evenings celebrating the music that tells the story of America. “In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music From the Civil Rights Movement”, a concert celebrating Black History Month, captured the hardships and hopes of those fighting for equal rights in America during the 1960s.

Watch video from the White House: