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Book Talk | Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer

Presented by Boston Athenæum at Boston Athenæum, Boston MA

Oct 19 2021
Book Talk | Walk with Me: A Biography of Fannie Lou Hamer

Stirring, immersive, and authoritative, Walk with Me does justice to Fannie Lou Hamer’s life, capturing in full the spirit, and the voice, that led the fight for freedom and equality in America at its critical moment.

She was born the 20th child in a family that had lived in the Mississippi Delta for generations, first as enslaved people and then as sharecroppers. She left school at 12 to pick cotton, as those before her had done, in a world in which white supremacy was an unassailable citadel. She was subjected without her consent to an operation that deprived her of children. And she was denied the most basic of all rights in America―the right to cast a ballot―in a state in which Blacks constituted

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This event is open to the public

In-person tickets free with admission $10 |

Virtual tickets $5 |

Contact: 617-720-7667


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A book signing with follow the event.


Boston Athenæum

10 1/2 Beacon St., Boston, MA 02108


    • Assisted Listening System
    • Wheelchair Access

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Info regarding how this event is being affected by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.:

To protect all who come through our doors, everyone must follow current state and city guidelines at all times. Per the City of Boston's public health order, all people over age two must wear a mask or face covering inside the building. The guidance allows for speakers and performers to unmask while six feet away from audiences. Our in-person events will continue as scheduled. Monitor your health and stay home if you feel unwell. If you’ve been in contact with anyone who’s tested positive or been exposed to COVID-19, please visit another time. In-person event attendees are asked to confirm that they are fully vaccinated against Covid-19. Most of our events are designed as mixed-presence, with in-person and virtual options. If you’re unvaccinated, we strongly urge you to join us virtually. A changing environment demands flexibility. We thank everyone in the broader BA community for your understanding if events and access need to change at any point. We send our most timely public updates via email; everyone is welcome to join our email list.

COVID-19 Phased Reopening Details

Face Masks Required: Yes
Social Distancing: Yes
Limited Capacity: Yes
Reservations Required: Yes
Proof of Vaccination Required: No

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