Written by Gabrielle Little
Willimantic, Conn. - Actor and poet Billie Jean Young will present at Eastern Connecticut State University's University Hour Series from 3-4 p.m. on Feb. 27 in the Student Center Theatre. Young's presentation will include a performance of the one-woman show, "Fannie Lou Hamer: This Little Light." The public is invited. Admission is free.
Young's captivating, award-winning show recaptures the breadth and majesty of Hamer's brave journey from a downtrodden field worker to a victorious champion of civil and human rights.
In 2004, Young performed her re-enactment of the speech that Hamer presented at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. Young is a resident of Perry County, AL, where she serves as an artist-in-residence at Judson College in Marion.