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Fannie Lou Hamer: Speak On It! was hosted in Chicago's parks citywide.
Fannie Lou Hamer: Speak On It! was hosted in Chicago's parks citywide.Photo: Goodman Theatre

On a cool September night, just as the sun began to set in beautiful Abbott Park on Chicago’s South Side, the utterly unstoppable actress E. Faye Butler set about giving voice to Fannie Lou Hamer, the former Mississippi sharecropper who became a moral leader of the civil rights movement by insisting on her right to speak that which she knew to be true.

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