Activist Speak

This page is dedicated to sharing the impression of hundreds of fans that have viewed the Fannie Lou Hamer Story nationwide over the past thirteen years. People from all walks of life have been impacted by the contribution of Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer.

Below are quotes of personal experiences after viewing the Fannie Lou Hamer Story performance.

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

Founder and President of The CBTU / Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus, American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), Washington, DC


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

NAACP Chairman Emeritus, Protester, Politician, Scholar, and Lecturer

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

Director, The African American Civil War Memorial and Museum, Washington, DC

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

U.S. Amabassador Emeritus, Andrew Young Foundation, Atlanta, GA

Our nation needs people like you Mzuri to wake us up…

Presidents of colleges and universities are fond of saying that our students are the future leaders of our cities, countries, and world.  Our nation needs people like you Mzuri to wake us up, to remind us of the work that remains to be done and the challenges still lying before us!  Thank you for allowing Berea College to become the standard bearer and catalyst that promotes social and cultural change aligning with higher education’s commitment of excellence and which powerfully resonates with our institution’s motto, “God has made of one blood all peoples of the earth” (Acts 17:26)

Dr. Lyle Roelofs

President, Berea College

I Thought It Was Just Wonderful!

Mzuri came down to my studio one day and did a short reading from her on woman play, The Fannie Lou Hamer Story, I thought it was just Wonderful and I knew then I had to direct it….. I invited my friends Nick Ashford and Valerie Simpson to come see it at The Raw Space in New York City. We knew it was a winner before she won the Audeloco!.

Louis Johnson

Ballet Dancer, Dance Instructor, Director and Choreographer, New York, NY

The Fannie Lou Hamer Story was very good. I enjoyed the singing.

Coretta Scott King

Civil Rights Activist, Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Foundation

“Get Out and Vote”
Mzuri’s one woman play of the Fannie Lou Hamer Story is right on time! This is the 50th commemoration of Freedom Summer, Mrs. Hamer’s testimony at the Democratic National Convention and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Mrs. Hamer’s testimony precipitated next year’s commemoration of the Voter’s Right Act of 1965. It gave me pleasure to bring the play to Mississippi during one of my campaigns. I believe all who witnessed this powerful portrayal of Mrs. Hamer were motivated to “Get Out and Vote”!

Hon. Bennie Thompson

Congressman (MS), United States House of Representatives, Washington, DC

Mzuri Moyo Aimbaye is a formidable talent whose skillful portrayal of Fannie Lou Hamer provides its audience with a historical perspective of this American icon. This powerful one-woman show is not to be missed.

Lawrence Evans

Chair of the AUDELCO Nominating Committee and Casting Consultant, Audience Development Committee, Inc. AUDELCO New York, NY

Wonderful Theatrical Experience!

Our good friend Louis Johnson directed Mzuri in The Fannie Lou Hamer Story so we got a personal invitation and took a front seat. What a wonderful theatrical experience from beginning to end!  Thank you Mzuri and Thank you Louis for The Fannie Lou Hamer Story.

Ashford and Simpson

Singers, Songwriters and Producers, New York, NY

Inman Family

Ms. Alston Angella

Rev. Dan Hartnett

Xavier University, Bellarmine Chapel

Ms. Dorothy Rice

Mr. Terry Payne

Dr. Adam Clark

Dr. Gillian Alhgren

Dr. Troy Jackson

Ms. Cristina Brown

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