(1962 – present)
The Freedom Singers were founded in 1962 by Cordell Reagon, Bernice Johnson (Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon), Charles Neblett and Rutha Mae Harris. During the early 1960s the Freedom Singers, from Albany, performed throughout the country to raise funds for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and to inform audiences about the grassroots organizing campaigns expanding in communities across the South.
Perhaps because it originated in the black church, where congregational singing had traditionally formed an essential part of worship, southern… read more
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