Tag Archives: Scholar

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Bernice Johnson Reagon : musicians

Though perhaps most widely known as the founder and guiding force of the Washington, D.C.-based women’s group Sweet Honey in the Rock, Bernice Johnson Reagon is also a noted political activist, a Distinguished Professor at Washington’s American University and... more.

February 21, 2013

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Jerma Jackson : musicians

Jerma A. Jackson’s main research interest is twentieth century social and cultural history, with a special interest on African American life, religion, music and women’s history. In her first book Jackson engaged music to examine black life and culture, tracing... more.

February 21, 2013

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Tonea Stewart : musicians

Dr. Tonea Stewart (born February 3, 1947) is an United States actress and university professor best known for her role as Aunt Etta on the television series In the Heat of the Night. Stewart was born in Greenwood, Mississippi,... more.

February 21, 2013

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Kip Lornell : musicians

Kip Lornell, who works on music projects for the Smithsonian Institute, has a doctorate in ethnomusicology, a master’s in folklore, and a bachelor’s degree in cultural studies. He is the author of Introducing American Folk Music; Leadbelly: King of... more.

February 21, 2013

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Joe Hickerson : musicians

Joe Hickerson (born 1935) is a noted folk singer and songleader. For 35 years (1963–1998) he was Librarian and Director of the Archive of Folk Song at the American Folklife Center of the Library of Congress. Joe is best... more.

February 21, 2013

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David Evans : musicians

David Evans is a ethnomusicologist and director of the Ethnomusicology/Regional Studies program at the Rudi E. Scheidt School of Music in the University of Memphis, where he worked since 1978. As head of the university’s High Water Recording Company,... more.

February 21, 2013