'Mama Fannie' kicks off Black History Month

A "What Would Mama Fannie Do?" event program is held in the hand of an event attendee in the foreground, with the Grisham Room and other seated attendees out of focus beyond.
Photo by Megan Bean

February 2, 2023

Black History Month celebrations and events began Wednesday [Feb. 1] with a presentation about Fannie Lou Hamer given by her adopted daughter, Jacqueline Hamer Flakes, approximately 54 years after the famed civil rights pioneer first spoke to Mississippi State students. For coverage of the discussion and photos from the event, click here and here, respectively. A list of upcoming Black History Month events can be found here.