Fannie Lou Hamer was the granddaughter of slaves. From the cotton fields of Mississippi, she took up the fight for civil rights and became an American voting rights activist. Her story will come to life through the performance of “I Question America” at 5 p.m. Thursday (Feb. 5) in Cutlip Auditorium at William Woods University.
Written and performed by E.P. McKnight, “I Question America,” is the real life story of how Hamer struggled, yet dared to make a difference in a time when civil rights were not easily accepted.
McKnight is a poet, actress and writer and a member of the Screen Actors Guild, Actor’s Equity and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.
The event is co-sponsored by the Office of Multicultural Affairs, the Multicultural Affairs Club and the President’s Concert and Lecture Series. It is free and open to the public.