Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye won Best Theatrical Play, Best Actress and Best Producer at the 2015 Atlanta Black Theatre Festival held at Morehouse College at the Ray Charles Performing Arts Center. Special opening performance by Atlanta’s Ebenezer Baptist Church choir and the only family certified vocal talent of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Pictured with her is husband Djehuty Se Hotep.
|Tour: Fannie Lou Hamer Production|
|01/15/18||Berea, KY||Berea College – Phelps Stokes Auditorium||United States|
|Time: 3:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 101 Chestnut Street. More information|
CREDIT: This parade float was financially provided for and sponsored by Atlanta Juneteenth Parade and Festival Concert in which Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer was celebrated as the theme.
The Fannie Lou Hamer Story 100th Anniversary Birthday Celebration with the musical production of
The Fannie Lou Hamer Story; “I’m Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired”
Juneteenth or June 19, 1865 is officially recognized as a state holiday or Special Day of Observance in 45 states and the District of Columbia. Legislation to establish Juneteenth as a National Day of Observance in America will be re-introduced for passage in the United States Senate, United States House of Representatives and on to the desk of the President of the United States. Our project supports the campaign to make Juneteenth a National Day of Observance in America representing the consummation of President Abraham Lincoln’s executive order, the Emancipation Proclamation. www.nationaljuneteenth.com Juneteenth is when approximately 2,000 Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas to force Confederate slaveholders to comply with the presidential executive order decreed two and one-half years earlier, January 1, 1863. Freedom offered by the European American oppressor was limited for Black Africans and their ancestors who arrived bound and chained during the Maafa.
We are proud to announce the launch of The Fannie Lou Hamer Story 100th Anniversary Birthday Celebration as the National Juneteenth Parade and Festival Theme for 2017 – 18 and National Juneteenth Educational Tour managed by Herman LeVern Jones’ TheatreSouth. Ms. Aimbaye channels Mrs. Hamer transfixing the audience in a riveting 60-minute journey of storytelling showered with eleven inspiring songs and a video montage of the Civil Rights movement. Ms. Aimbaye has the power of a warrior when she speaks and the voice of an angel when she sings evoking emotions with tears of joy and pain as well as sorrow and laughter. A critic once wrote, “When Ms. Mzuri sings God smiles and angels flap their wings”. The audience will experience the courageous spirit and determination of Mrs. Hamer’s emotional twists and turns in her triumphant quest for human dignity and freedom.
You were Fantastic! It was just like watching Fannie Lou Hamer! I Loved HerHon. John Lewis
I Knew Mrs. Hamer!
The Fannie Lou Hamer Story truly speaks to my heart. I knew Mrs. Hamer and Mzuri’s portrayal of her is exceptional. Mzuri’s singing is a blessing and the songs take me back to the movement days. The play, The Fannie Lou Hamer Story is as pertinent today as it was 50 years ago. Every young person who takes the right to vote for granted should see this play and will be moved to action!Bill Lucy
Mzuri Moyo’s presentation of Fannie Lou Hamer was entrancing! It was a “must-see” occasion. One wonders what other gems are yet to be released!Julian Bond
Astounded By The Transformation
I knew Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer personally. So when my comrade Bill Lucy spoke so highly of Mzuri’s stunning performance in her one woman play, The Fannie Lou Hamer Story, I was compelled to bring it to The Civil War museum. I was astounded by the transformation. Mzuri became Fannie Lou Hamer. The songs she sang reminded me of the movement days. Mzuri has a voice of an Angel. Ambassador Andrew Young and Julian Bond were both in attendance and seemed to have enjoyed it as well.Dr. Frank Smith
Transfixing And Took Me Back In Time
Dr. Frank Smith and I go way back to the movement days along with Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer. So he invited me to see his production of The Fannie Lou Hamer Story at The Civil War Museum in Washington, DC. I knew this great woman and I spoke at her funeral. Mzuri’s metamorphic transformation was transfixing and took me back in time. This marvelous performance should be presented at The White House for President Obama to Commemorate the 50th year of the passage of the voter’s right act of 1965.Hon. Andrew Young
I Loved It!
I saw The Fannie Lou Hamer Story… I loved it! I must have that Fannie Lou Hamer DVDRuby Dee