Fannie Lou Hamer's America team meets prior to the Summer 2018 Curriculum and Filmmakers workshop at the Emmett Till Interpretive Center.

Fannie Lou Hamer and several others, including a teenage June Johnson, were severely beaten while in jail in Winona, Miss., in June 1963.


Director Joe Davenport at the William Chapel Church in Ruleville, Miss., where Fannie Lou Hamer attended her first mass meeting in 1963. After that meeting, Hamer tried to register to vote at the courthouse in Indianola, Miss.


Director Joe Davenport shoots footage at a Kilmichael, Miss., cemetery where Perry "Pap" Hamer's father and stepmother are buried.


Director Joe Davenport at the Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Park and Garden in Ruleville, Miss. Civil rights activist, Fannie Lou Hamer and her husband, Perry "Pap" Hamer, are buried in the garden.


Director Joe Davenport on the job at the Fannie Lou Hamer statue unveiling.


Fannie Lou Hamer's America crew at Hamer's statue unveiling in Ruleville, Miss. (left to right) Director Joe Davenport, lead researchers and writers: Davis Houck and Maegan Parker Brooks, producer, Monica Land.