Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer spoke words that are all too relevant today. Mrs Hamer would have turned 100 years old on October 6th 2017. Today on Making Contact, you’ll hear archival recordings and excerpts from a powerful new film featuring Fannie Lou Hamer’s contemporaries– themselves now elders. You’ll hear about the context of her life, and the lives of other sharecroppers in Mississippi from a seldom heard film produced for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee or SNCC.

Featuring:

Amzie Moore, SNCC, The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee
Sharecroppers
Fannie Lou Hamer
Dorie Ladner and Heather Booth , Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
Reverend Leslie McLemore, Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party

Credits:

This Little Light of Mine: the Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, soon-to-be released film by Robin Hamilton
Paul Richards at Estuary Press and the film Dream Deferred, produced by his late father Harvey Richards

Claude Marks and Freedom Archives
Colin Edwards and Mary Edwards

Shawn Dellis at Pacifica Archives
Keith McMillian at Jackson State University

Dr. Guha Shankar at the Library of Congress Folklife Center
Dr. Sade Turnipseed and her Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Interpretive Center

Making Contact Host: Anita Johnson
Editing Assistant: Emily Harris
Staff Producers: Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, Anita Johnson, R.J. Lozada
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Audience Engagement Director: Sabine Blaizin
Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker

ON Making Contact | October 12, 2017 | 12:30 pm

Mrs. Hamer, Echoes

Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer spoke words that are all too relevant today. Mrs Hamer would have turned 100 years old on October 6th 2017. Today on Making Contact, you’ll hear archival recordings and excerpts from a powerful new film featuring Fannie Lou Hamer’s contemporaries– themselves now elders. You’ll hear about the context of her life, and the lives of other sharecroppers in Mississippi from a seldom heard film produced for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee or SNCC.

Featuring:

Amzie Moore, SNCC, The Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee
Sharecroppers
Fannie Lou Hamer
Dorie Ladner and Heather Booth , Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.
Reverend Leslie McLemore, Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party

Credits:

This Little Light of Mine: the Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer, soon-to-be released film by Robin Hamilton
Paul Richards at Estuary Press and the film Dream Deferred, produced by his late father Harvey Richards

Claude Marks and Freedom Archives
Colin Edwards and Mary Edwards

Shawn Dellis at Pacifica Archives
Keith McMillian at Jackson State University

Dr. Guha Shankar at the Library of Congress Folklife Center
Dr. Sade Turnipseed and her Cotton Pickers of America Monument and Interpretive Center

Making Contact Host: Anita Johnson
Editing Assistant: Emily Harris
Staff Producers: Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, Anita Johnson, R.J. Lozada
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Audience Engagement Director: Sabine Blaizin
Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker

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