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Dr. Billie Jean Young’s “This Little Light”
October 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
DR. BILLIE JEAN YOUNG’s performance in Fannie Lou Hamer: This Little Light is an amazingly apt portrayal of the Mississippi civil and voting rights activist of the same name. Young effortlessly captures Hamer’s dialect, personality, oratorical skills, physical movement, even her bodily limp, and serves as a poignant reminder to those who remember.
Through the several other characters depicted in the one-woman show, audiences, young and old, are also thrust front and center into the fray, the dangers, the turmoil of the 60’s fight for citizenship. After over 800 live stage performances on four continents, Billie Jean Young allowed this film version during the 2020 pandemic and civil rights and voting rights crises so that after 38 years, her original goal of taking Mrs. Hamer’s message to the world continues.
In partnership with City of Cambridge Citizens’ Committee on Civic Unity & Central Square Theater