“Until I Am Free”

If you were interested in our prior post “HAVE YOU HEARD ABOUT HOW, IN 1964, FANNIE LOU HAMER CREATED A TOOL TO FIGHT VOTER SUPPRESSION?” (5/25/21), I am sure you will be interested in this virtual event: Oct 6, 4-5pm Register at: Eventbrite

Please join Keisha N. Blain in conversation with Donna Brazile for the launch of Blain’s new book, Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America.

Hamer, who came to political activism in mid-life after a forced sterilization, was a relentless advocate for voting rights for Black Americans and against white supremacy. She survived brutal beatings by police and private citizens, and was shot at in a near-fatal attempt on her life.

Award-winning historian and New York Times bestselling author Blain shines a light on Hamer’s life, ideas, and political strategies, situating her as a key political thinker of the civil rights movement, alongside Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, John Lewis, and Rosa Parks. Brazile and Blain will discuss the enduring power of Hamer’s example more than 40 years after her death — and what she continues to teach us about the fight for social justice.

This event is produced in partnership with the National Civil Rights Museum.


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