Walk with Me: Fannie Lou Hamer - Kate Clifford Larson in Conversation with Tamara Payne
Tuesday, April 19, 2022
Open to the Public
Kate Clifford Larson speaks about her new biography of Fannie Lou Hamer, Walk with Me, with Tamara Payne, coauthor of The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X.
A video will be posted a few days later on our YouTube Channel.
Kate Clifford Larson’s new biography of Fannie Lou Hamer, Walk with Me, captures the unstoppable spirit of the civil rights leader who used her powerful voice for revolutionary change. Rising from a background of poverty and racism in Mississippi, she led voter registration drives for SNCC, founded the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, tirelessly worked for women’s rights, and famously gave a speech, using her beating at the hands of police as a rallying cry, at the 1964 Democratic Convention. Larson, whose other books include Bound for the Promised Land: Harriet Tubman, speaks about Hamer’s life and legacy with Tamara Payne, coauthor of The Dead Are Arising: The Life of Malcolm X, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.
Presented with the Leon Levy Center for Biography.