Movie Night at West End: Fannie Lou Hamer: Voting Rights Activist + Voting Matters: Fighting for Voting Rights

West End Library

Movie Night at West End: Fannie Lou Hamer: Voting Rights Activist + Voting Matters: Fighting for Voting Rights

Wednesday, Feb. 12, 2020, 6 p.m.

Visit West End library for screenings of Fannie Lou Hamer: Voting Rights Activist and Voting Matters: Fighting for Voting Rights.

Voting rights activist and Civil Rights Leader Fannie Lou Hamer, born in 1917 in Montgomery County, Mississippi, was the granddaughter of a slave and the youngest of 20 children. Raised by hardworking parents who were sharecroppers, she was no stranger to poverty or hardship. An inspirational speaker and writer, she used her powerful voice to raise the cause of equality and freedom for all blacks in America and became a defining force in the fight against social injustice during the early years of the civil rights movement.

Fannie Lou Hamer: Voting Rights Activist is not rated, and should end around 6:30 p.m.

Voting Matters: Fighting for Voting Rights

More than 50 years after the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most extensive pieces of civil rights legislation, people of color across the United States still are engaged in a battle to protect their right to vote. Voting Matters follows one dynamic woman—civil rights attorney Donita Judge—working tirelessly on the ground and in the courts to ensure that they are not denied this right.

Voting Matters: Fighting for Voting Rights is not rated, will begin following the conclusion of Fannie Lou Hamer: Voting Rights Activist, and should end around 7 p.m.

 

Add to Calendar 12-02-2020 18:00:00 12-02-2020 19:00:00 Movie Night at West End: Fannie Lou Hamer: Voting Rights Activist + Voting Matters: Fighting for Voting Rights Visit West End library for screenings of Fannie Lou Hamer: Voting Rights Activist and Voting Matters: Fighting for Voting Rights. Voting rights activist and Civil Rights Leader Fannie Lou Hamer, born in 1917 in Montgomery County, Mississippi, was the granddaughter of a slave and the youngest of 20 children. Raised by hardworking parents who were sharecroppers, she was no stranger to poverty or hardship. An inspirational speaker and writer, she used her powerful voice to raise the cause of equality and freedom for all blacks in America and became a defining force in the fight against social injustice during the early years of the civil rights movement. Fannie Lou Hamer: Voting Rights Activist is not rated, and should end around 6:30 p.m. Voting Matters: Fighting for Voting Rights More than 50 years after the Voting Rights Act of 1965, one of the most extensive pieces of civil rights legislation, people of color across the United States still are engaged in a battle to protect their right to vote. Voting Matters follows one dynamic woman—civil rights attorney Donita Judge—working tirelessly on the ground and in the courts to ensure that they are not denied this right. Voting Matters: Fighting for Voting Rights is not rated, will begin following the conclusion of Fannie Lou Hamer: Voting Rights Activist, and should end around 7 p.m.   false DD/MM/YYYY