None of Us Are Free Until All of Us Are Free
Tuesday, February 16, 2021
In honor of Black History Month, Dr. Treasure Shields Redmond will deliver the interactive presentation “None of Us Are Free Until All of Us Are Free”: The Life and Activism of Fannie Lou Hamer.
Dr. Redmond, infuses poetry, with southern dialect, spirituals, and gospel to tell the story of the civil rights leader, Fannie Lou Hamer. Hamer, a native of rural Mississippi and grassroots Civil Rights activist, helped to organize the 1964 Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and served as the vice-chairperson of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.
Dr. Redmond, a Mississippi native, is a published poet, master educator, community arts organizer, a successful entrepreneur, and the author of “Chop: A Collection of Kwansabas for Fannie Lou Hamer.” She was recently named a post-doctoral fellow of literary executorship for the estate of Dr. Eugene B. Redmond and the late Henry Dumas. She was raised in federal housing projects and was signed to a record label by M.C. Hammer as a hip-hop artist.