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Bernice Johnson Reagon Quotes

I went to a church where you could not sing out loud in the service until you had been saved.
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Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are.

— Bernice Johnson Reagon

If every moment is sacred, and If you are amazed and in awe most of the time when you find yourself breathing and not crazy, then you are in a state of constant thankfulness, worship and humility.

— Bernice Johnson Reagon

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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The voice I have now, I got the first time I sang in a movement meeting, after I got out of jail ... and I'd never heard it before in my life.

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I learned that if you bring black people together, you bring them together with a song. To this day, I don't understand how people think they can bring anybody together without a song.

— Bernice Johnson Reagon

Personally I discovered that you could go through the academy as a young scholar, come out, and almost immediately have an impact on the academic environment.

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So one of the things that happened with integration in the South is they found that the black teachers were much more educated than the white teachers.

— Bernice Johnson Reagon

If, in moving through your life, you find yourself lost, go back to the last place where you knew who you were, and what you were doing, and start from there.

— Bernice Johnson Reagon

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