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12 Famous Quotes by Bernice Johnson Reagon
10/4/1942 - (Present)
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Reagon, Bernice Johnson
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About Bernice Johnson Reagon

Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.

Challenge Quotes, by Bernice Johnson Reagon

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Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.

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And I used to think that proof that I had religion was whether I knew how to sing all of the songs.

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As the years of work passed at the Smithsonian as a scholar, I realized that Howard had trained me well for the work I wanted to do.

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At the same time all this was happening, there was a folk song revival movement goingon, so the commercial music industry was actually changed by the Civil Rights Movement.

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But I'm a historian. I wasn't interested in just being a producer, I was interested in doing research and presenting that research to a general public.

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I came out of the Civil Rights Movement, and I had a different kind of focus than most people who have just the academic background as their primary training experience.

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I just don't think one person has that much to contribute to any subject.

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I organized Sweet Honey In The Rock in 1973. The music was sanity and balance.

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I started graduate school in 1971, I started working at the Smithsonian in the festival in 1972. I went full-time at the Smithsonian in 1974. And I got my doctorate in 1975.

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I think the Civil Rights Movement changed that trajectory for me. The first thing I did was leave school. I was suspended for my participation in Movement demonstrations in my hometown, December, 1961.

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I was at the Smithsonian for twenty years, and I'm still at the Smithsonian as a curator emeritus, and I still plan to figure out what that means for me at this point in my life.

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