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Fannie lou hamer was a grass-roots civil rights activist whose life exemplified resistance in rural mississippi to oppressive conditions born on october 6, 1917 in montgomery county, mississippi, to a family of sharecroppers, she was the youngest of lou ella and jim townsend’s twenty children. Social reformer dedicated and courageous civil rights activist she was born in sunflower county, mississippi, being the youngest of twenty children and the granddaughter of a slave.
Fannie lou hamer freedom high school (x682) is a new york city high school in the bronx the fundamental aim of fannie lou hamer freedom high school is to teach students to use their minds well. Watch video fannie lou hamer walked with a limp and still had a blood clot behind her eye from being severely beaten by police in a mississippi jail she was the youngest of 20 children born to sharecroppers in mississippi, where she had spent much of her life picking cotton until she was fired for trying to. Fannie lou hamer was born in 1917, the 20th child of lou ella and james lee townsend, sharecroppers east of the mississippi delta. A voice that could stir an army: fannie lou hamer and the rhetoric of the black freedom movement (race, rhetoric, and media series) apr 1, 2016.
Fannie lou hamer (1917-1977) was a voting rights activist and civil rights leader in june 1963, she and several other voting rights activists were arrested at a.
I question america -- the famous words spoken by civil rights activist fannie lou hamer fifty years ago this week at the tumultuous democratic party c. Watch fannie lou hamer: stand up videos on demand stream full episodes online. See how civil rights activist fannie lou hamer fought racial segregation in the south through nonviolent acts of civil disobedience, on biographycom. Mr chairman, and to the credentials committee, my name is mrs fannie lou hamer, and i live at 626 east lafayette street, ruleville, mississippi, sunflower county, the home of senator james o eastland and senator stennis. Fannie lou hamer (/ ˈ h eɪ m ər / née townsend october 6, 1917 – march 14, 1977) was an american voting and women's rights activist, community organizer, and a leader in the civil rights movement.