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Bernice Johnson Reagon
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Born: October 4, 1942 (age 74)

Nationality: American

Occupation: Musician, singer, songwriter, scholar

Bio: Bernice Johnson Reagon is a singer, composer, scholar, and social activist, who founded the a cappella ensemble Sweet Honey in the Rock in 1973.

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