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.

She was instrumental in organizing Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), 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 activist of civil rights.

Read more about Fannie Lou Hamer:  Beginnings of Activism, Hamer At The Democratic National Convention, Later Activism, Quotes of Fannie Lou Hamer

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Quotes of Fannie Lou Hamer
... "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." ...

Famous quotes by fannie lou hamer:

    It’s time for America to get right.
    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)

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