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Dark River: The Fannie Lou Hamer Story

Friday, Apr 4 7:30p

WomenArts is proudly partnering with the Mount Holyoke Symphony Orchestra to present the East Coast Premiere of Dark River: The Fannie Lou Hamer Story, a civil rights opera by Mary Watkins.


Fannie Lou Hamer, the daughter of share-croppers, was one of the first African-Americans to register to vote in Mississippi. She became a civil rights leader in the 1960s and endured death threats, beatings, and imprisonment in order to obtain voting rights for her people.

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