Bernice Johnson Reagon at The White House

The fabulous Bernice Johnson Reagon was a guest performer at The White House for Tuesday’s distinguished Black History Month event.  “In Performance at the White House: A Celebration of Music from the Civil Rights Movement” featured Johnson, as well as Bob Dylan, Jennifer Hudson, Natalie Cole, the Blind Boys of Alabama, and other talented musicians. 

The New York Times called Johnson and her Freedom Singers “fierce” and “jubilant,” also noting that “it was not lost on anyone that Mr. Obama is America’s first African-American president.”  Read the full article here

Learn more about the event here and be sure to check your local listings for your chance to watch Reagon tear into classic songs that will capture your heart and mind. 

And listen to Reagon (and daughter Toshi) chat with Neil Conan on NPR’s Talk of the Nation here

* And did we mention that our fearless leader Jodi Solomon accompanied Bernice Johnson Reagon to The White House? And while she may be stranded in D.C. due to snow, we’re excited to hear stories upon her return!