2501 Commonwealth Avenue
Enjoy a special presentation of Fannie Lou Hamer: “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired,”a character reenactment by Sheila Arnold Jones in honor of Women’s History Month.
Fannie Lou Hamer was an American voting rights activist and civil rights leader. She was instrumental in organizing Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later became the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, attending the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in that capacity. Her plain-spoken manner and fervent belief in the Biblical righteousness of her cause gained her a reputation as an electrifying speaker and constant champion of civil rights. From her days as a sharecropper to her violent entrance into being a full-citizen in the country, her story will charge students and adults to stand and become active in our government and the causes of those neglected and overlooked.
While this program is scheduled with adults and teens in mind, this program is suitable for school age children.