Remembering Mrs. Hamer. Actress Donna Lee Williams presents a monodrama about 12 people who influenced the life of Fannie Lou Hamer, a heroine of the American voting rights and civil rights movements. Hamer, an African-American woman born in Mississippi in 1917, is remembered as a confident and plainspoken voice for equality who sang Christian hymns to encourage her fellow activists.
Telling the tale. Presented by Remnant Productions, The Power of 1ne is billed as a show that will make you laugh and cry. Watch as Williams transforms into carefully researched historical characters.
Championing a champion. The poet and jazz musician Gil Scott-Heron memorialized Hamer in his 1977 song "95 South (All of the Places We've Been)." "I was raised up in a small town in the country down South/So I've been close enough to know what oppression's about," he sang. Now hear a dozen voices tell the story of a great American.