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Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America

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.

Past: Wednesday, October 6, 2021 7:00 pm
This is a virtual event
Speakers:
  • Keisha N. Blain
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  • Donna Brazile
  • Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC)
Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America

Please join Keisha N. Blain in conver­sa­tion with Donna Brazile and Congress­wo­man Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) 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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