The Freedom Singers, part of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). In the 1960s, The Freedom Singers traveled around the country, carrying stories in song of local Civil Rights Movement campaigns to audiences across the nation. Left to right: Charles Neblett, Bernice Johnson, Cordell Reagon and Rutha Harris, in 1963. Rutha Harris, Charles Neblett and Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, joined by musician Toshi Reagon, will perform as part of “In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement.” Tapes February 10, broadcasts February 11 on PBS stations nationwide.
Photograph by Joe Alper.