THE FANNIE

LOU HAMER STORY

MZURI MOYO AIMBAYE

THE MULTI-AWARD WINNING ONE-WOMAN PLAY WRITTEN AND PERFORMED BY

BEST ACTOR, PLAY,

& PRODUCER

ATLANTA

BLACK THEATER  

FESTIVAL

2015

UNDER THE DIRECTION OF BYRON C. SAUNDERS

4 SOLD-OUT PERFORMANCES

NATIONAL

BLACK THEATER  

FESTIVAL

2017

BEST SOLO PERFORMANCE

AUDELCO

VIV AWARD

2002

play music

 

THE MOTHER OF VOTER REGISTRATION

FROM MISSISSIPPI TO THE MOVEMENT

As spokeswoman for the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, Fannie Lou Hamer traveled to Atlantic City, NJ, with other activists for the Democratic National Convention, August 24, 1964. Although being denied official credentials, the symbolic party became a catalyst for independent black political organizations throughout the country. (Source: Warren K. Leffler, Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division).

The Fannie Lou Hamer Story chronicles the life of Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer through poetically styled storytelling. The play opens with Fannie Lou descending the stairs of heaven. Though fully prepared to abandon her earthly body, heaven’s angels plead with her to return to earth to address the senseless police killings of so many young, unarmed Black men and women. Upon her return, she appears at a political rally. Instead of hearing from a presidential candidate, Fannie Lou Hamer takes the stage and stuns the crowd with a show-stopping arrangement of The Battle Hymn of the Republic. As she sings, she calls out the names of those who have been killed by the police.

 

Through the compelling integration of storytelling, nostalgic songs and graphic video montage, the artist, Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye, channels the heart, soul and passion of Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer and takes the audience on a riveting journey that embues accountability and inspires civic participation.

CREATIVE TEAM

Djehuty Se Hotep

Talent Manager, Co-producer, Production Manager
The Fannie Lou Hamer Story
Business Development Consultant
Healing Through the Sound of Music, Inc.

Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye

Singer, Actress, Playwright, Producer
The Fannie Lou Hamer Story
Founder/President and CEO
Healing Through the Sound of Music, Inc.

Byron C. Saunders

Theater Director
The Fannie Lou Hamer Story
Radio Host
The BCS Experience

WHAT FOLKS ARE SAYING

You were fantastic! 
It was just like watching Fannie Lou Hamer. I loved her.”

Congressman John Lewis

U.S. Representative (GA)

“…for us here at Bellarmine Chapel, it was a day for opening our eyes and waking up…”

Rev. Dan Hartnett 

Xavier University Bellarmine Chapel

“If you see The Fannie Lou Hamer Story coming to your town, you don't want to miss it. It's an unbelievable show!”

Roland S. Martin

TV & Radio On-Air Personality

 

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