Web site: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/
Episode description: Bernice Johnson Reagon sang as a child in her father's rural Baptist church, studied Italian aria and German lieder in college, was an original member of the SNCC Freedom Singers in the 1960s, and founded Sweet Honey in the Rock in the 1970s. Ever since then, this Grammy Award-winning ensemble of six African-American women has been raising its powerful voice against injustice. Faithful to a rich cultural history spanning slavery, the foundations of the black church, and the civil rights movement, the group imparts the essence of the African musical legacy in America through storytelling; humor; and stirring a cappella performances of spirituals, hymns and gospel, blues, jazz, rap, and traditional West African songs. [cc]
Rating: [TV-PG] (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Series Information: American Masters
No Upcoming Airdates.
- KET2: Monday, March 16, 2009 at 2:00 am EST
- KET2: Friday, March 13, 2009 at 2:00 am EST
- KET2: Thursday, March 12, 2009 at midnight EST
- KETHD: Sunday, March 8, 2009 at 8:00 pm EST
- KET: Tuesday, July 5, 2005 at 9:00 pm EDT
First aired: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 (excluding any air dates prior to June 1999)
Official web site: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/
EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS: http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americanmasters/education/index.html
Price available upon request.