In the musical, Fannie Lou's interaction with other characters, and those characters' communication among themselves, allow the audience to better understand different aspects of the struggle for voting rights.
Characters in Fannie Lou have varying opinions about gaining the right
to vote and differ on how to address it.
While Fannie Lou has vowed to
pursue her rights, no matter what,
her friend Laura is a bit more timid.
And Laura's son Junior can't see why people in his community are expending
such energy on gaining voting rights.
He doesn't believe it's ever going to happen.
Junior relays this, in no uncertain terms,
to local civil rights leader Rev. Hill and to Pamela, a visiting college student.
Pamela tries to remain upbeat and positive, but she soon learns that some obstacles are overcome only after a huge price has been paid. Ironically, Junior's opinion is shared by none other than Mr. Richards, one of the county leaders. He thinks the fight for voting rights should end, and he'll do whatever is necessary to see that it does.
In this section you'll meet a few of the characters in Fannie Lou through brief snippets of their dialogue. Words said by Fannie Lou, Junior, Rev. Hill, Pamela and Mr. Richards are featured. You can also hear brief excerpts of some of the songs from the score in the Song Samples section.
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