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Mzuri Moyo to perform on campus, in community



Fairbanks, Alaska—Singer and actress Mzuri Moyo will sing and perform at the University of Alaska Fairbanks and venues throughout Fairbanks this week.

Moyo is best known for her one-woman show, “The Fannie Lou Hamer Story.” Her performances have introduced thousands of audiences to a central character of the civil rights movement.

“Many people have heard the name Fannie Lou Hamer but many people don't know anything more than she was active in the civil rights movement,” Moyo said. “They don't know about her contributions to the movement and the family sacrifices she made. From the time I heard her story from her own mouth, this is what I wanted to do.”

Moyo will appear at six venues in three days, Nov. 17-19. On Thursday, Nov. 17 from 12:30-2 p.m. she will be at the Alumni Lounge in Constitution Hall on the UAF campus for a welcome reception. At 6:30 p.m. in the Wood Center Ballroom, also on campus, she will give a free public lecture about Hamer’s life.

While in Fairbanks, Moyo will also meet with the Youth Leadership Assembly at North Pole High School and perform at Bobby’s Downtown at 9:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18. On Saturday, Nov. 19, she will have breakfast with National Association for the Advancement of Colored People youth leaders and give a full performance of “The Fannie Lou Hamer Story” at the NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet at 6:30 p.m. Saturday.

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