When a poor Mississippi sharecropper fights crushing abuse of the Jim Crow South, the Civil Rights Movement finds an unlikely heroine.
This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer follows one woman’s journey from beaten field-hand to political powerhouse – and along the way proves every voice matters.
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Runtime: 26 min.
Genres: Documentary, Biography, African-American Studies, Civil RightsSubtitles / Closed Captioning: None
March On Washington Film Festival, Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival, NYC Independent Film Festival
“Her legacy is she helped change America. She helped to change Mississippi. And her legacy is a living legacy.” - Dr. Leslie McLemore, Former MFDP co-founder
“But I was overpowered because her voice. She had this magnetic voice. She’d throw her head back and started singing.” - Dorie Ladner, Activist
“Mrs. Hamer stays in my heart.” - Heather Booth, Activist