The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer

January 13-16, 2023 | Pittsburgh Premiere

​August Wilson African American Cultural Center
980 Liberty Avenue, Downtown Pittsburgh

August Wilson African American Cultural Center, City Theatre Company, and DEMASKUS Theater Collective had the honor of presenting:

FANNIE: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer

By Cheryl L. West
Directed by Joy Vandervort-Cobb

Produced in partnership with
Kenny Leon’s True Colors Theatre Company (Atlanta, GA) and
Actors Theatre of Louisville (Louisville, KY)

This powerful performance celebrates the indomitable courage of civil rights hero Fannie Lou Hamer—a leader in the struggle for voting rights whose activism was infused with spirituals, protest songs, and the conviction that nobody’s free until everybody’s free. Inspired by her life story and filled with her music, FANNIE is a hopeful rallying cry that honors the spirit of a true revolutionary.

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