Mrs. Hamer, Echoes (ENCORE)

Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer spoke words that are all too relevant today. Mrs. Hamer would have turned 100 years old on October 6th, 2017. This week on Making Contact, you’ll hear archival recordings, and excerpts from a powerful new film featuring Fannie Lou Hamer’s contemporaries, themselves now elders. You’ll hear about the context of her life, and the lives of other sharecroppers in Mississippi from a seldom heard film produced for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, or SNCC.


Amzie Moore, SNCC, The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
Dorie Ladner and Heather Booth, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
Reverend Leslie McLemore, Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Sharecroppers
Fannie Lou Hamer


Host: Anita Johnson
Editing Assistant: Emily Harris
Producers: Anita Johnson, Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada
Executive Director: Lisa Rudman
Audience Engagement Director/Web Editor: Sabine Blaizin
Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker

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