On Tuesday, February 15, 2022, attendees joined Keisha Blain (author of Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer’s Enduring Message to America) in conversation with Fannie Lou Hamer’s America executive producer and Mrs. Hamer’s great-niece Monica Land and heard about what the current generation of social justice warriors can learn from Fannie Lou Hamer’s example. Moderated by Co-Executive Producer of America ReFramed Erika Dilday.
Through public speeches, personal interviews, and powerful songs, Fannie Lou Hamer’s America: An America ReFramed Special paints a portrait of the fearless Mississippi sharecropper-turned-human-rights-activist and the injustices in America that made her work essential. A vital part of Black History Month programming, the film celebrates the lesser-known life of one of the Civil Rights Movement’s greatest leaders.
The special aired Tuesday, February 22 on Alaska Public Media TV.