Civil rights singer to present ‘songtalk’


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Civil rights activist, singer and historian Bernice Johnson Reagon will blend music and message in her “songtalk” performance during the fourth annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture Nov. 5 at the University of Louisville.

    Reagon, one of The Freedom Singers for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee in the 1960s, will present “The Civil Rights Movement and Students: Creating a Vital, Transformative Change in the Struggle for American Freedom.” The free, public event will begin at 6 p.m. in the School of Music’s Comstock Hall, and a reception will follow the performance.

    UofL’s Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research sponsors the lecture; both are named for a Louisvillian active in the civil rights movement for nearly six decades. The School of Music is a co-sponsor this year.

    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.