Guiding Question:


Step 1: Listen to Bernice Johnson Reagon 


Step 2: Examine the Lyrics of the Freedom Songs


Step 3: Listen to the Freedom Singers Perform at Newport 


Step 4: Explore the Travels of the Freedom Singers


Other Resources:

The History Makers

Short Biography of Bernice Johnson

SNCC Digital Gateway

Freedom Singers 


Bradford D. Martin, “Freedom Singers of the Civil Rights Movement: Delivering a Message on theFront Lines,” in Politics and Public Performance in 1960s America (University of Massachusetts Press, 2004).