The Black American Experience: Fannie Lou Hamer, Voting Rights Activists & Civil Rights Leader
An inspirational speaker and writer, Hamer 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. In this rare documentary, her struggles and triumphs are expressed through her own words as well as those of friends and colleagues.
The Black American Experience: Mary McLeod Bethune, Champion for Education
Bethune was born the 15th of 17 children to former slaves in South Carolina. This inspiring program follows her illustrious path from the cotton fields of the South to renowned African American educator, leader of women, and distinguished adviser to several American presidents including Franklin D. Roosevelt, close friend of Eleanor Roosevelt and champion of racial equality.
Dr. Debra Newman Ham, retired Professor of History from Morgan State University, will moderate the post-screening discussion.
The Pratt Library’s African American film series is sponsored by the Juanita C. Burns Memorial Foundation
Saturday, April 27 at 1:00pm
Maryland Historical Society, France Hall 201 W. Monument St., Baltimore, MD 21201
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