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None of Us Are Free Until All of Us Are Free

Tuesday, February 16, 2021

10:00 AM

Location: Zoom™

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.

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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.