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Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer (born Fannie Lou Townsend; October 6, 1917 – March 14, 1977) was an American voting rights activist and civil rights leader.

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... "All my life I've been sick and tired ... Now I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired." "Nobody's free until everybody's free." ...

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    ... there is one thing you have got to learn about our movement. Three people are better than no people.
    Fannie Lou Hamer (1917–1977)

    ... there is one thing you have got to learn about our movement. Three people are better than no people.
    Fannie Lou Hamer (1917–1977)

    ...I always said if I lived to get grown and had a chance, I was going to try to get something for my mother and I was going to do something for the black man of the South if it would cost my life; I was determined to see that things were changed.
    —Fannie Lou Hamer (1917–1977)

    With the people, for the people, by the people. I crack up when I hear it; I say, with the handful, for the handful, by the handful, ‘cause that’s what really happens.
    —Fannie Lou Hamer (1917–1977)

    We have got to stop the nervous Nellies and the Toms from going to the Man’s place. I don’t believe in killing, but a good whipping behind the bushes wouldn’t hurt them.... These bourgeoisie Negroes aren’t helping. It’s the ghetto Negroes who are leading the way.
    —Fannie Lou Hamer (1917–1977)