In Ruleville, Mississippi in 1961, summers were scorching, cotton was still king, and African Americans were shackled to white intimidation, poverty and cruel injustice. Fannie Lou Hamer, a middle aged sharecropper living on a sprawling plantation, had known no other way.
But that all changed when anger, fate and an invitation to a voting registration meeting redirected the course of her destiny.
During this half hour documentary, we will follow the life of a bold, unlettered woman who challenged the white establishment, chastised the Black political elite and fought for so many like her who had little else to lose and everything to gain.
Too often, women in the Civil Rights Movement have been relegated to footnotes in history. This film shines a bright light on a heroine who was a tireless soldier in the battle for equal rights.