This month, Maryland Humanities’ living history series goes virtual as the organization raises the voices of four notable women who took action to secure their right to vote. Arthuretta Martin brings Fannie Lou Hamer (1917–1977) to life. Considered one of the most powerful voices of the civil and voting rights movement in the South, Hamer was outraged by efforts to deny Black votes, became a SNCC organizer, and co-founded the Mississippi Freedom Party to increase Black participation in the Democratic Party.
A video of the performance will be posted for 1 week on July 27th. Join us Wednesday July 29th at 1pm as we stream the performance and host a live Q&A with the performer starting at 2pm. Sign up to participate in the Q&A and you’ll be entered in a drawing to win fun prizes.