The speaker is Bernice Johnson Reagon: Songtalker, Performer, Author, Scholar, Curator and Composer.
A presentation in the Visiting Faculty Lecture Series: Slavery to Freedom - An American Odyssey, hosted by the College of Osteopathic Medicine at Michigan State University.
Pete Seeger helped introduce America to its own musical heritage, devoting his life to using the power of song as a force for social change. With his deeply-held beliefs, Seeger went from the top of the pop charts to the top of the blacklist and was banned from American commercial television for more than 17 years. This first and only authorized biography of Seeger premiered on PBS in 2008.
'In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement' features songs from the Civil Rights Movement performed by top entertainers, as well as readings from famous Civil Rights speeches and writings.
Join President and Mrs. Obama for a concert in the White House East Room in honor of Black History Month. 8/27/2013
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