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Russellville's Charles Neblett: Founding Member of The Freedom Singers

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The Freedom Singers

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Russellville's Charles Neblett was one of the founding members of The Freedom Singers, a vocal group that became a powerful force in the Civil Rights Movement (fellow member Dr. Bernice Reagon will perform Wednesday, February 16th as part of the WKU Cultural Enhancement Series).

WKU Folk Studies Graduate student Rachel Hopkin visited him to learn more about the group and his long-time involvement in Civil Rights.

Rachel Hopkin is a BBC-trained radio producer and has worked for broadcast networks around the world. She has a longstanding interest in American traditional culture and, as a result, undertook an MA in Folk Studies at WKU between 2010 and 2012.