1985

Performs at the Redwood Cultural Festival in Berkeley.

Appears with Maya Angelou at UC Berkeley.

Release of The Other Side and Feel Something Drawing Me On, both on the Flying Fish label.

Performs at the U.N. World Conference on Women in Nairobi, Kenya.

Joins the Free South Africa Movement anti-apartheid demonstrations in front of the South African Embassy in Washington, D.C. Reagon and Barnwell are arrested.

First performance at New York’s Carnegie Hall.

First Washington Area Music Association (Wammie) award.

Nitanju Bolade Casel joins the ensemble.

1985 - Shirley, Aisha, Bernice, Evelyn, Ysaye, and Sylvia Hill of the Free South Africa Movement demonstrating against apartheid at the South African embassy
Shirley, Aisha, Bernice, Evelyn, Ysaye, and Sylvia Hill of the Free South Africa Movement demonstrating against apartheid at the South African embassy
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