Joy Davenport

Joy Elaine Davenport is a director, editor, and composer currently based in Chicago, Illinois. She has worked as a freelancer on every aspect of film production for over a decade. Her mission as a documentary filmmaker is to elevate and empower underrepresented voices. FANNIE LOU HAMER’S AMERICA is her directorial debut. (3/22)

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Fannie Lou Hamer's America


A film by Joy Davenport, 2022, 60 min, Color

Fannie Lou Hamer was a leader in the civil rights movement, founder of the Freedom Democratic Party in Mississippi, and the organizer of Freedom Summer, a volunteer-based campaign launched in the summer of 1964 in order to register as many Black voters in Mississippi as possible. FANNIE LOU HAMER’S AMERICA, a documentary producer by her…

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