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Bernice Johnson Reagon
(1942-____) born on
Oct 4
US musician, museum director. She founded the folk-music group, "Sweet Honey in the Rock," 1973; curator of National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, 1988-93.
         
   
F
There is nowhere you can go and only be with people who are like you. Give it up.

R
Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.
A
The voice I have now, I got the first time I sang in a movement meeting, after I got out of jail . . . and I'd never heard it before in my life.
N
Today whenever women gather together it is not necessarily nurturing. It is coalition building. And if you feel the strain, you may be doing some good work.
K
I learned that if you bring black people together, you bring them together with a song. To this day, I don't understand how people think they can bring anybody together without a song.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
R: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
A: In "The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader," by Clayborne Carson, 1991.
N: In "Words of Women Quotations for Success," by Power Dynamics Publishing, 1997.
K: In "The Eyes on the Prize Civil Rights Reader," by Clayborne Carson, 1991.
   


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