Memorable music, compelling drama, thought-provoking dialogue and
personal memories mark the 95th anniversary of Fannie Lou Hamer's birth
Pictured backstage during the Oct. 6, 2012 world premiere:
There were two shows on world premiere day. The first was a matinee, which featured a post-performance talk-back session with some of the cast members.
Then, the evening performance took place. Prior to its start, audience members got to hear from Colia Clark, who knew and worked with Fannie Lou Hamer on voting and other civil rights activities.
Audience members were thrilled by the performances and the music. Many said that audiences throughout the country should have the opportunity to see the dramatization of Fannie Lou Hamer's struggle for voting rights. Both the matinee and evening performances were sold out, and the cast was treated to a standing ovation at each.