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 Wednesday, 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.
Join us as we stream the performance and host a live Q&A with the performer starting at 2pm. Sign up to participate in the Q&A and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win fun prizes. The performance will be available online following Wednesday’s event on our website, our Facebook page, or our YouTube channel. Learn more.
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