Until I Am Free: Fannie Lou Hamer's Enduring Message to America is a manifesto for anyone committed to social justice. Authored by Carr Center Fellow Keisha N. Blain, the book challenges us to listen to a working-poor, Black woman activist with a disability who was an intellectual of the civil rights movement as we grapple with contemporary concerns around race, inequality, and social justice. Dr. Blain will be joined in discussion by Khalil Gibran Muhammad, Ford Foundation Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy at Harvard Kennedy School, to demonstrate how Fannie Lou Hamer's ideas remain salient for a new generation of activists committed to dismantling systems of oppression in the United States and around the world.
Dr. Keisha N. Blain | Associate Professor of History, University of Pittsburgh; President, African American Intellectual History Society; Fellow, Carr Center
Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad (Moderator) | Ford Foundation Professor of History, Race, and Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School