Curriculum Design Collaboration

The lead researchers for the Fannie Lou Hamer’s America Documentary, Maegan Parker Brooks, PhD, and Davis W. Houck, PhD, are developing a K-12 Curriculum to accompany the film. The Fannie Lou Hamer-inspired curriculum will be a central feature of a new website for students, educators, and activists, entitled, Find Your Voice.

Brooks and Houck worked collaboratively with 7 teachers, distributed across the Sunflower County district and representing a variety of grade levels during a two-day workshop on June 26 and June 27, 2018.  The curriculum will continue to be developed and will be released in October.

Participating Teachers

Grenell Bounds
Danielle Creel
Valerie Fairley
Brenda Kirkham
Alicia Ervin-Rawls
Latasha S. Rodgers
Mamie Washington

Special Thanks
The Fannie Lou Hamer's America Team would like to thank the following people for their assistance with the Find Your Voice Curriculum Workshops: Patrick Weems, RJ Fitzpatrick, Charles Modley, Willie Bolden, Jacqueline Williams, Charles McLaurin, Timla Washington, Willena White, Carolyn O'Neal, Linda Marshall, Monica Hope, Mary Ann Griffin, Rev. Willie Williams and Rollins United Methodist Church, the Sunflower County Library System, Sunflower County Consolidated School District (SCCSD) and Mississippi Department of Education Summer Food Service Program. Special thanks to Alicia Evans (McDonald's - Indianola) and Savont Harris and Devante Williams (Walmart Super Center - Indianola) for their financial support of these projects, as well as a special thanks to Hampton Inn of Indianola and the B.B. King Museum and Delta Interpretive Center of Indianola, MS.