Dramatic Reenactment at Wood Library July 31: The Life and Speeches of Civil Rights Activist Fannie Lou Hamer

(Canandaigua, NY) – Wood Library and the 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse invite the public to a dramatic reenactment featuring narrative interpreters, song, and original footage from the life and speeches of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer on Saturday, July 31, 2021, at 2:00PM, at Wood Library, 134 N Main St, Canandaigua, NY. Fannie Lou Hamer founded the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party in 1964 in response to the racist policies of the Mississippi Democrats and claimed the world’s attention at the 1964 Democratic Convention in Atlantic City.

 

The free program features storytellers from Akwaaba: The Heritage Associates, a Rochester-based group of storytellers and reenactors and is funded by Humanities New York.  This is the first in a six-part series arranged by the 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse on The Struggle for Women’s Suffrage:  Politics, Race, and Others.  The series runs through November 2021.  More information can be found at farmingtonmeetinghouse.org.

 

Wood Library is a full-service community library serving everyone who resides in the Canandaigua City School District.  It offers exceptional public library service in a comfortable and safe environment where people can satisfy their curiosity, stimulate their imaginations, and connect to the local community and to the world.  Learn more at woodlibrary.org.

 

The 1816 Farmington Quaker Meetinghouse Museum preserves and interprets the 1816 Meetinghouse as a national site of conscience and a cornerstone of historic movements for equal rights, social justice, and peace, including rights for Native Americans, African Americans, and women.  Learn more at farmingtonmeetinghouse.org.

 

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