Fannie Lou Hammer
Played by Aisha Hinds
When Aisha Hinds’ junior high school tap dance instructor realized she needed an outlet for expression that surpassed her tap shoes, she was guided to the High School of Performing Arts in New York, where her formal acting training began.
Hinds’ numerous television credits include a supporting role on Detroit 1-8-7, recurring roles on HawthoRNe and The Shield, and guest appearances on Boston Legal, Medium, CSI: NY, Judging Amy, Crossing Jordan, ER and NYPD Blue. She also starred opposite Marcia Gay Harden in the pilot H.A.TE. Her feature film roles include Assault on Precinct 13, Neo Ned and Love Aquarium.
On stage, her theater credits include August Wilson’s Fences and Night, Mother at the American Theatre of Harlem; Tartuffe, Anything Goes and Mame at the Jerry Herman Ring Theatre; and George C. Wolfe’s The Colored Museum and A Piece of My Heart at the Alvin Sherman Stage.