Title: Bernice Johnson Reagon
When: Wed, Feb 18 2009 | 8:00
: Rutgers Student Center - New Brunswick
: Writers at Rutgers Reading Series


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Admission: Free and open to the Rutgers community and the general public
The reading will be followed by a reception and book signing

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Bernice Johnson Reagon is professor emeritus of history at American University and curator emeritus at the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. She has served as music consultant, composer, and performer for several film and video projects, including the award-winning Eyes on the Prize (1987); the Emmy-winning We Shall Overcome (1989); and the feature film, Beloved (1998). Reagon was the score composer on a number of projects, including the Peabody award-winning film Beah: A Black Woman Speaks (2003). Her major works include the Peabody Award-winning film series Wade in the Water: African American Sacred Music Traditions (1996) and Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery (1999). Her work as a scholar, teacher, and artist has been recognized with several awards, inlcuding the Heinz Award for the Arts and Humanities (2003), the Leeway National Award for the Women in the Arts (2000), and the MacArthur Fellowship (1989).


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