This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer (USA, 26 min 3 seg )
Directed by: Robin Hamilton
In Ruleville, Mississippi in 1961, summers were scorching, cotton was still king, and African Americans were shackled to white intimidation, poverty and vicious injustice. Fannie Lou Hamer, a middle aged sharecropper living on a sprawling plantation, had known no other way.
One final, abusive act from the plantation owner lit the powder keg for her rage. Her devastated fury gave her the final push to embark on a long and hard-fought road for the right to vote.
This film tells the story of a woman who had little else to lose and everything to gain. In the process, she became the voice for millions.