Actor and poet Billie Jean Young will present at Eastern Connecticut State University’s University Hour Series from 3-4 p.m. on Feb. 27 in the Student Center Theatre. Young’s presentation will include a performance of the one-woman show, “Fannie Lou Hamer: This Little Light.”  The public is invited. Admission is free.

Young’s captivating, award-winning show recaptures the breadth and majesty of Hammer’s brave journey from a downtrodden field worker to a victorious champion of civil and human rights.

In 2004, Young performed her re-enactment of the speech that Hammer presented at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. Young is a resident of Perry County, AL, where she serves as an artist-in-residence at Judson College in Marion.


Eastern Connecticut State University is the state’s public liberal arts university. Eastern serves more than 5,400 students each year on its Willimantic campus and satellite locations.


It is the policy of Eastern Connecticut State University to ensure equal access to its

events. If you are an individual with a disability and will need accommodations for this

event, please contact the Office of University Relations at (860) 465-5735.


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Gabrielle Little

Public Relations Writer, Dept. of University Relations

Secretary, American Advertising Federation (AAF)

Eastern Connecticut State University

83 Windham St, Willimantic, CT 06226

Cell Phone: 860-818-2345