November 2, 2020– Poet Nikki Giovanni explains why she will always vote. It tells the story of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, born in rural Mississippi in 1917. She lost her job because she registered to vote. She was a co-founder of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, which challenged the all-white delegation, led by Senator John Stennis, to the 1964 Democratic Convention. What happened next motivates Nikki to use her voice to vote. (27 readings)
To take actionWho or what inspires you to use your voice and vote in the service of the truth?