This summer, Maryland Humanities raises the voices of four notable women who took action to secure their right to vote. We highlight the unique story of each of these historic figures as they fought for their rights. This year’s series starts in the 1600s and continues through the modern era.
Join us on July 29th as Arthuretta Martin portrays Fannie Lou Hamer (1917–1977). Considered one of the most powerful voices of the civil and voting rights movement in the South, Hamer was outraged by efforts to deny Black votes, became a SNCC organizer and co-founded the Mississippi Freedom Party to increase Black participation in the Democratic Party.
1pm: stream of the performance
2pm: live Q&A with Arthuretta Martin and the Maryland Humanities staff
Visit www.MDChautauqua.org for full biographies and further reading.