One Woman Performance by Vanessa Johnson
Originally premiered in October 2016, ArtRage welcomes back Vanessa Johnson for an encore performance of, I’m Sick and Tired, of Being Sick and Tired ~ a One Woman Show as a tribute to Fannie Lou Hamer. The show is based on testimonies and interviews of Ms. Hamer, primary documents from various U.S. archives, and the voices of other Civil Rights Activists who knew her. It includes spoken word, songs, audience participation and monologues.
Ms. Hamer was the youngest of 20 children and was 6 years old when she started working cotton fields in Mississippi. She began working with Student Non-violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) in 1962 and was a founding member and Vice President of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party and was called the “spirit of the Civil Rights Movement.”
$10 suggested donation