Bobby Bennett Spoke with The Jewels and Beverly Lindsay

Object Details

Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture
Scope and Contents
Radio DJ Bobby Bennett interviewed two members of 'The Jewels' - Sandra Bears and Grace Ruffin, who were students at Roosevelt High School in Washington, D.C. Bears and Ruffin spoke of their inspirations; their song 'Opportunity;' still performing after 40 years; their upcoming performance at the Smithsonian; and performing with James Brown. They also addressed questions and comments from people who called into the radio program. Program included music by 'The Jewels' performed in the 1960s. Beverly Lindsay joined the conversation and spoke of the upcoming Smithsonian exhibition 'Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers, 1840 to the present' and the exhibition's opening reception where the 'The Jewels' would be performing. Music by other artists also on the recording.
Radio program - music and interview. Part of the Teenarama Collection. Dated 20000201.
1 Sound recording (audio cassette)
Archival materials
Sound recordings
African Americans
African American women singers
Doo-wop (Music)
Radio programs
Washington (D.C.)
United States
Collection Rights
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Bobby Bennett Spoke with The Jewels and Beverly Lindsay, Anacostia Community Museum Archives, Smithsonian Institution.
ACMA.06-055, Item ACMA AV005291_A
Local Numbers
ACMA AV005291_B
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