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Fannie Lou Hamer I'm Pressin On

Fannie Lou Hammer became a national Civil Rights Celebrity when she made her famous television appearance at the1964 National Democratic Convention telling of the obstacles, violence and police brutality she encountered trying to vote in Mississippi.

In 1962 when the civil rights movement took hold in Mississippi, Fannie Lou worked as a volunteer fieldworker with the Student Nonviolent Coordination Committee helping to register Blacks to vote. She soon became a leading figure in the organization of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). When they attended the National Democratic Convention to challenge the seating of Mississippi’s Regular Democratic Party where Blacks were routinely left out it was Fannie Lou Hamer who spoke out.

"I think that we all felt that Phonz WAS Fannie - She was so totally in character. This program is an excellent enrichment for the 5th graders' curriculum. Thank you for coming to Clay Elementary and giving us this treat!!!!"
Heidi Hunt Counselor
Clay Elementary

"When you bring history to life on stage, it is not only exciting and educational, it is an emotionally charged experience for the students. They simply enjoyed it!"
J. Crawford Teacher

"Excellent program..well thought out and executed"
Teacher


Phonz Bass veteran actor has been a featured spokesperson in numerous corporate videos such as Home Depot, UPS, Bellsouth and others. She has appeared in several television and radio commercials and has been a working actor since 1990. She received her Bachelor of Arts Degree from the Florida A&M University.

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