In a divided New England town, an unexpected leader emerges to heal her community.
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.
Through the whispers of doubt, nevertheless, they persisted. In Afghanistan, Mahboba journeys to her classroom against all odds; Crystal climbs the ladder of higher education, aided by some secret admirers; and Joan learns that it’s never too late to radically change her life. Three stories, three interpretations of SHE PERSISTED.
Women and girls from all walks of life are coming together to stand up for racial justice, challenge gender norms, and create welcoming, safe spaces for others to use their voices. In a time of the unexpected, we are surrounded by women who have persevered and are making it their mission to open doors for the next generations.
In March, WORLD Channel celebrates these groundbreaking women, well-known and a little less-known alike, such as Fannie Lou Hamer, one of the Civil Rights Movement's greatest yet misremembered leaders. Explore the stories of women who have defied traditional social standards for the opportunity at equality and equity in programs this Women's History Month.
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