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It was just like watching Fannie Lou Hamer! I Loved Her!
|Tour: National Voters’ Tribute Commemorating Women of Civil Rights and Social Justice|
|01/20/20||Emory, VA||Emory and Henry College, McGlothlin Center of Performing Arts||United States|
|Time: 7:00pm. Admission: $0.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 276-944-6698. Address: 30481 Garnand Dr.. Venue phone: (276) 944-6333. Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Convocation Day Event Hosted by: Mr. John Holloway, Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion. Related post. Buy Tickets More information|
|01/25/20||Largo, MD||Prince George’s Community College: The Center for Performing Arts||United States|
|Time: 3:00pm. Admission: $40.00. Age restrictions: All Ages. Box office: 301-546-7422. Address: 301 Largo Rd. Venue phone: 301-546-7422. Come Celebrate Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Weekend with us! Related post. Buy Tickets More information|
|01/30/20||Rochester, NY||Rochester Institute of Technology||United States|
|Age restrictions: All Ages. Address: 1 Lomb Memorial Drive. Venue phone: 585-475-6444. Hosted by: WOCHA Leadership Program & MOSAIC Center Multicultural Center for Academic Success Division of Diversity and Inclusion Stephanie Paredes Assistant Director, Multicultural Programs Related post.|
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 enables your Voting Power. We endeavor 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 Voting Power.
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 Nationalist 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 economic, health, education and housing opportunities. 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 Voting Power 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 46 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 because Freedom From Slavery Gave Blacks Voting Power to access Fair Representation! This was the first and most significant action to test and measure the authority of the 15th (Black Male Voting Access) & 19th (Black Female Voting Access) Constitutional Amendments of freedom for Black people in America in the political process to effect changes in representation and policy. A proven method to improve Black peoples’ quality of life in America is to flex its group economic and educational power while voting out, institutionally oppressive policies targeted at suppressing Blacks of their God-given birthright to life, liberty, and prosperity.
Be An Agent of Change by Exercising Your Voting Power!
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.
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Ask how can I become a solution to end the hamster wheel of institutional racism?