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LOCAL>> Keisha N. Blain – Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America

Presented by Commonwealth Club at Streaming Arts

Oct 26 2021
LOCAL>> Keisha N. Blain – Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America

Historian/writer discusses her social justice manifesto with organizer/advocate

Dubbed the social justice manifesto, Until I Am Free, by author Keisha N. Blain, is a unique opportunity to hear about life from the perspective of a working, impoverished and disabled Black woman.

Blain, an award-winning historian, details the life and accomplishments of Fannie Lou Hamer, a civil rights activist too often forgotten in the narrative of racial justice.

Defying the layers of marginalization that threatened to hush her powerful words, Blain holds Hamer in the same esteem as her contemporaries Rosa Parks and MLK. Through Blain, Hamer’s message is given new life in an age where the same issues remain pertinent.

At INFORUM Blain will peel back the layers of Fannie Lou Hamer—layers that ostensibly would have taken power away from her but instead became the very source from which she drew it. This conversation will be moderated by Aimee Allison, founder and president of She the People.

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$5 – General Admission
$25 – General Admission + book
Free for members, with discount code at registration

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5:00 - 6:00 pm

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