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Fannie-lou-hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer
(American Activist)

Date of Birth:
October 6, 1917

Date of Death:
March 14, 1977

Nationality:
American

Quote count:
6

Times favorited:
4

Fannie Lou Hamer was an American voting rights activist and civil rights leader.

She was instrumental in organizing Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee , and later became the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, attending the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in that capacity. Her plain-spoken manner and fervent belief in the Biblical righteousness of her cause gained her a reputation as an electrifying speaker and constant champion of civil rights.



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