THE FANNIE LOU HAMER STORY ONE – WOMAN PLAY

Official National Voter Registration & Participation Tour 2018 – 2020

CELEBRATING THE WOMEN OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE

You were Fantastic!

It was just like watching Fannie Lou Hamer! I Loved Her!

Hon. John Lewis

U.S. Congressman (GA), United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC

Date City Venue Country
Tour: Juneteenth, Fannie Lou Hamer 100th Anniversary National Tour
10/04/18 Clemson, South Carolina Clemson University Strom Thurmond Institute United States
Time: 5:00pm. Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 230 Kappa St. Venue phone: (864) 656-4700. Related post.

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National Voter Registration & Participation Tour

The Fannie Lou Hamer Story; “I’m Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired”

Healing Through the Sound of Music featuring the multi-awarding production of The Fannie Lou Hamer Story proudly supports legislative efforts to make Juneteenth an official National Day of Observance like Patriot or Flag Day.

Voter Registration and Participation will serve to empower all Americans while REMEMBERING the valiant WOMEN OF CIVIL RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE such as the SPIRIT of Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer, Ella Baker and Pauley Murray as they lead the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee during the 1964 Mississippi Freedom Summer Voter Registration Campaign to empower ALL with the Right to Vote.

The most important news for the captured Black aborigines and Black African people enslaved in America was the announcement of their freedom.  Juneteenth or June 19, 1865 is the day when approximately 2000 Union soldiers arrived in Galveston, Texas to force Confederate slaveholders to comply with the presidential executive order of the Emancipation Proclamation decreed two and one-half years earlier, January 1, 1863.  This incredibly delayed announcement arriving in Texas 2 ½ years after the presidential declaration to free all Black aboriginals (natives) and Black Africans enslaved in America. The Union occupation gave rise to the Reconstruction Era which took another five (5) years, 1870 before the 15th amendment was ratified, federally legislating Black male voter participation.  This facilitated twenty-two (22) Black elected officials in Congress.

However, when the Union soldiers withdrew, Blacks experienced a Great White Backlash of voter suppression and terrorism by the Klu Klux Klan (KKK), Jim Crow Laws, Black Codes, Literacy Test and Poll Taxes.  This period gave birth to the Civil Rights Era and the march for equality for economics, health, education and housing.  This period spanned for the next ninety-five (95) years up to the reluctant passage of the Voters’ Rights Act of 1965 to force White supremacist to comply with the 15th Amendment ratified in 1870.  It is evident that the forced compliance of Union occupation in the South and subsequent legislative efforts have not changed the ignorance of racism and white supremacy as we clearly see in our current social-political climate.  Thus the incredible drama of Being Black in America continues.  The Spirit of Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer, who became the Mother of Voter Registration was one of the many voices echoed to restore Black voter participation forced on the South during the Reconstruction Era.  Today we remember ALL WOMEN, seen and unseen, known and unknown who participate in the fight for CIVIL RIGHTS AND SOCIAL JUSTICE.

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.  June 19, 2017, the United States Pentagon held an official Juneteenth Flag dedication ceremony.  Legislation to establish Juneteenth as a National Day of Observance in America has been re-introduced for passage in the US Senate and the US House of Representatives and then onto the desk of the President of the United States.

Our joint initiative supports the petition and campaign to make Juneteenth a National Day of Observance in America.  The first and most significant action to measure the boundaries for freedom for Black people in America was voting rights and participation in the political process to effect a change in representation and policy.  A proven method to improve Black peoples’ quality of life in America is to flex its economic and educational power while voting out “NOW”, institutionally oppressive policies targeted at stripping them of their God given birthright to life, liberty and prosperity.

                                       Become Agents of Change

REGISTER TO VOTE, THEN PARTICIPATING IN THE VOTING PROCESS!

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.

Please Share Your Fannie Lou Hamer Story Performance Experience

Black women, meeting in Mississippi, part of nationwide push to galvanize voters

JACKSON — Meeting on the campus of Jackson State University on a recent Friday afternoon, dozens of black women came together to strategize about the upcoming midterm elections, opening the gathering with a freedom song.

“The revolution done signed my name,” they moaned, invoking the names of the ancestors whose strength has willed them to persevere: Harriet Tubman. Shirley Chisholm. Aretha Franklin. Two were like them, daughters of Mississippi: Ella Jo Baker. Fannie Lou Hamer.

“All of us who are in the room right now are midwives for transformation,” said Rukia Lumumba, daughter of the late Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba, and co-founder of the Electoral Justice Project.

Should I Give Up on White People?

By George Yancy

Mr. Yancy is a professor of philosophy at Emory University.

You deserve to be punished with several fists to your face! You’re nothing but a troublemaker! I’ve had enough of your Racist talk! You’d better watch what you say and to whom you say it! You may just end up in the hospital with several injuries or maybe on a cold slab in the local morgue! You’ve got a big mouth that needs to be slammed shut permanently!

Local morgue? Slammed shut permanently? These threatening words are taken from a letter sent to me by an anonymous white person. It was handwritten in black ink, covering both sides of a yellow sheet of paper torn from a legal pad. It is one of hundreds of letters, emails, postcards and voice messages I received — to say nothing of menacing discussions of me on white supremacist websites — after I wrote and published the essay “Dear White America” in December 2015 here at The Stone. What I had offered as a letter of love had unleashed the very opposite — a wave of white hatred and dehumanization.

Thousands of Women Walked on Fannie Lou Hamer’s 100th Birthday

Thousands of Women to Walk on Fannie Lou Hamer’s 100th Birthday GirlTrek, a nonprofit dedicated to promoting the health and well-being of black women and girls, is gearing up to celebrate the life of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer on Friday, the 100th...

Ask yourself, how can I become a solution to end the hamster wheel of institutional racism?

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