Foster mother to two children, Fannie Lou Hammer is photographed playing with seven-month-old Lenora Aretha.

Fannie Lou Hamer’s America: An America Reframed Special


Premiering Tuesday, Feb. 22 at 8 p.m.

Fannie Lou Hamer’s America is a portrait of a civil rights activist and the injustices in America that made her work essential. Through public speeches, personal interviews, and powerful songs of the fearless Mississippi sharecropper-turned-human-rights-activist, Fannie Lou Hamer’s America explores and celebrates the lesser-known life of one of the Civil Rights Movement’s greatest leaders.

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