The McCarter & English Social Justice Project invites you to a virtual conversation with the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Dr. Kate Clifford Larson to discuss her remarkable book, Walk with Me, a biography of Fannie Lou Hamer.
In a time of great hostility and violence toward Black voters, Ms. Hamer worked tirelessly to expand voting rights, and became one of the most important and powerful voices of the civil and voting rights movements. Voting is the most basic right, and civic duty, in a democracy, and Fannie Lou Hamer was deeply committed to making that right meaningfully accessible to all. As this masterfully-written book recounts, Ms. Hamer worked with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee to host registration drives and combat restrictive legislation that prevented Black people from exercising the right to vote. This biography offers a vivid account of Ms. Hamer’s life and work. Hers was a life of extraordinary courage, activism and service.
Dr. Larson, who earned her PhD, in 19th and 20th century U.S. Women’s and African American history, will discuss Ms. Hamer’s compelling story with McCarter lawyers, staff, partner organizations and clients.
Moderated by Marilyn J. Ford
Professor of Law, Quinnipiac University
Rutgers University, School of Law, J.D. 1972
McCarter & English’s Social Justice Project is proud to present this incredible conversation with Kate.
Thursday, October 27, 2022 | 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.