Setting the Welcome Table: A SongTalk about the African American Freedom Struggle - SOLD OUT
Saturday, November 3, 2007 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
at University of Indianapolis, Christel DeHaan Fine Arts Center, Ruth Lilly Performance Hall
1400 E. Hanna Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46227

Bernice Johnson Reagon
Arts, Religion, Humanities
Event Format:
Adult of all ages, Seniors, Young adults (18-40)
Bernice Johnson Reagon

Event Description:

Perhaps no individual today better illustrates the transformative power and generative wisdom of traditional African American music and cultural history than Bernice Johnson Reagon. For more than 40 years, she has been a major voice for freedom and justice, singing, teaching, and speaking out against racism and inequities of all kinds. Raised in southwest Georgia during the struggle against racism in the 1950s and ’60s, Reagon’s life and work support mutual respect for self, for those who move among us and seem to be different, and for Earth. Her SongTalk, a performance conversation, will highlight songs of freedom, struggle, and justice from slavery through the civil rights movement. *Tickets are no longer available.* Classroom resources are available. Presented by University of Indianapolis Office of Ecumenical & Interfaith Programs, Madame Walker Theatre Center, and Spirit & Place.


Questions? Call 317-788-2106 or e-mail


For more information on how this event links to Indiana’s academic standards, contact Kendra Clauser, 317-278-0424 or


Bernice Johnson Reagon will also join Patty Stonesifer, CEO of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Nathan Dungan, author and founder of Share Save Spend, in the Spirit & Place Public Conversation on November 4 at Clowes Memorial Hall, Butler University.