The Life and Times of Fannie Lou Hamer

Staff Report

February 21, 2013

The play “The Life and Times of Fannie Lou Hamer” will be presented by the Touring Theatre of North Carolina on the campus of Surry Community College, Tuesday, February 26 at 9:30 a.m. in the Reeves Building Teaching Auditorium.

The public is invited to this free program in celebration of Black History Month.

The play follows the life of the daughter of a Mississippi sharecropper who was fired, beaten and jailed because of her determination to vote. The production explains the trials and oppression which led to the Civil Rights Movement. The production features musical components including spirituals and freedom songs.

The Touring Theatre of North Carolina is based in Greensboro and focuses on performances that call attention to issues involving traditions, class, ethnicity, culture and gender. For more information, contact the SCC Public Information Office at 386-3269 or venablem@surry.edu.