[act-ma] Friday, March 12 -- Film & Discussion on Fannie Lou Hamer -- Militant Labor Forum

Boston Militant Labor Forum bostonmlf at yahoo.com
Wed Mar 10 22:16:13 PST 2010

Militant Labor Forum presents: 
Come to a 
film showing
and discussion on Fannie Lou Hamer
and the  fight  for Black Rights 
    A former sharecropper 
and longtime fighter for Black rights,
in 1963 Fannie Lou Hamer became a Student Non-Violent Coordinating 
(SNCC) field 
secretary. She worked with voter registration drives in various
locales and helped develop programs to assist poor African American families. 
     She was
regularly threatened and faced beatings, a bombing, and ridicule. 
she was a founding member of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP),
formed in April 1964 to challenge the all-white Mississippi delegation 
to the Democratic National 
      Malcolm X collaborated with Hamer. Speaking alongside her at a rally in Harlem in
December 1964 Malcolm X called her “one of this county’s foremost freedom
fighters.”          Come to a showing of Eye on the Prize, Volume 5, Mississippi: Is
this America? 1962-1964 and a discussion on the role of women in the 
for Black rights. 
12    7:30 PM
Militant Labor Forum Hall 
 13 Bennington Street, 2nd floor, 
East Boston, MA 02128
617-569-9169 or email: 
bostonmlf at yahoo.com  • Traducción
al español

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analysis, and books 
 By train, take the blue line to Maverick 
Station and
walk down Meridian about 5 blocks to Bennington, at the Liberty Plaza

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