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The Fannie Lou Hamer Story

October 28 @ 7:30 PM

The Fannie Lou Hamer Story chronicles the life of Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer through poetically styled storytelling. The play opens with Fannie Lou descending the stairs of heaven. Though fully prepared to abandon her earthly body, heaven’s angels plead with her to return to earth to address the senseless police killings of so many young, unarmed Black men and women. Upon her return, she appears at a political rally. Instead of hearing from a presidential candidate, Fannie Lou Hamer takes the stage and stuns the crowd with a show-stopping arrangement of The Battle Hymn of the Republic. As she sings, she calls out the names of those who have been killed by the police.

Through the compelling integration of storytelling, nostalgic songs and graphic video montage, the artist, Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye, channels the heart, soul and passion of Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer and takes the audience on a riveting journey that embues accountability and inspires civic participation.


October 28
7:30 PM