Fannie Lou Hamer: Is This America?
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About the Event
Akwaaba: The Heritage Associates, a Rochester based group of storytellers and reenactors will provide a dramatic reenactment of Hamer, the civil rights activist. Fannie Lou Hamer founded the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party in 1964 in response to the racist policies of the Mississippi Democrats and claimed the world’s attention at the 1964 Democratic Convention in Atlantic City. Program includes narrative interpreters, song, and original footage of Hamer’s life and speeches. The vote was won in 1920; the struggle to vote continues into the 1960s and today.