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The Life and Times of Fannie Lou Hamer

Jan 27, 2020

The Life and Times of Fannie Lou Hamer

Jan 27, 2020

“I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired”

“I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.” These famous words uttered by Mississippi sharecropper Fannie Lou Hamer, explains her persistence in her efforts to become what she called, “a first-class citizen”. Thus, when the Freedom Riders came to Sunflower County, Mississippi, Fannie Lou Hamer was among the first black persons to attempt to register to vote.  She was one of two allowed to take the literacy test, which she failed. Upon her return home, she was fired from her job on the plantation; and shots were fired into the house where she was thought to live. Local sheriff’s deputies beat her and threatened to kill her.  However, she was steadfast in her determination. “Killing or no killing, I am staying with civil rights”. Today she is recognized as one of the most important leaders in the civil rights movement. The Life and Times of Fannie Lou Hamer is her story. This production is one hour in length and a perfect way to celebrate Black History Month.


Dates and Times

Friday, February 28 @7:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 29 @3:00 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, March 1 @3:00 p.m.

Location

Triad Stage
232 South Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401

Costs

General Admission: $24.00
Student Admission: $10.00
Group rates available 10 or more: $18.00
*please email jabinnc@gmail.com for group tickets

For tickets call 336.272.0160 or visit Triad Stage

 

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