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Out of the shadows of the John F. Kennedy centennial, the Schomburg Center's Conversations in Black Freedom Studies series is excited to present this Fannie Lou Hammer Centennial honoring women of the Civil Rights Movement. Hamer set the pace for the Mississippi Freedom Movement in the 1960s, knocking down Jim Crow barriers to human rights, protesting the Vietnam War, and fighting American poverty. In South Carolina, Septima Clark pioneered the Grassroots organizing tradition with the Citizenship Schools. And in Newark, New Jersey and the Jim Crow North, the Black Women’s United Front established African Free Schools and insisted on women’s rights of self-defense against white terror, including rape.

Our panel of scholars and experts for this timely discussion are Katherine Charro, Ashley Farmer, and Charles Payne.

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