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Civil Rights and Gospel.

Bernice Johnson Reagon, singer, cultural historian and director of Smithsonian's Program in Black American Culture. Reagon sings contralto with Sweet Honey in the Rock, one of the country's leading a cappella groups. She's been described as a "song shaper and song preserver." In her work with the Smithsonian, Reagon tries to maintain obscure and dying Baptist choral traditions.

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Other segments from the episode on February 25, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 25, 1988: Interview with Bernice Johnson Reagon; Review Robyn Hitchcock and the Egyptians' album "Globe of Frogs"; Interview with Tony Huston; Review of the film …

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