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Mrs. Hamer Echoes (Encore)

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Civil rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer, spoke words that are all too relevant today. On this encore edition of Making Contact, you’ll hear archival recordings, and excerpts from a powerful new film featuring Fannie Lou Hamer’s contemporaries– themselves now elders. You’ll hear about the context of her life, and the lives of other sharecroppers in Mississippi from a seldom heard film produced for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee or SNCC.

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  • Amzie Moore, SNCC, The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

  • Dorie Ladner and Heather Booth, Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee

  • Reverend Leslie McLemore, Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party Sharecroppers

  • Fannie Lou Hamer


  • Host: Anita Johnson
  • Guest Producer: Lisa Rudman
  • Editing Assistant: Emily Harris
  • Producers: Anita Johnson, Marie Choi, Monica Lopez, R.J. Lozada
  • Audience Engagement Director/Web Editor: Sabine Blaizin
  • Development Associate: Vera Tykulsker


  • Original Music  – Lisa E. Williams
  • Music from Robin Hamilton’s film –  Mathew Prins, Josh Kramer, Fred Capo, Cinquequarti, ArtTune Tech, Pond 5 Music
  • Fannie Lou Hamer – Sweet Honey in the Rock
  • Prelude 1  – Chris Zabriskie
  • Caravan – Blue Dot Session
  • Ergo Phizmiz
  • Cory Gray

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