Civil Rights leader Fannie Lou Hamer was born on this day in 1917.
I’m adding this list to others on race and racism.
Here’s what I have so far:
New Video Documentary: “Fannie Lou Hamer: Stand Up”
Fannie Lou Hamer was born on this day in 1917. My latest piece for @TIME reflects on her extraordinary life and legacy. One of her relatives read the piece and sent me a lovely note this morning. Made my year. ❤ ❤ ❤ #OTD #History https://t.co/VtwJDsc65o
— Dr. Keisha N. Blain (@KeishaBlain) October 6, 2019
“If this is a Great Society, I’d hate to see a bad one.” — Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer, born #tdih 1917 in Montgomery Cty, Miss. Hamer and thousands more Mississippians took one of boldest moves in U.S. history to fight for real democracy in nat’l elections. https://t.co/vcR92hv66O
— Zinn Ed Project (@ZinnEdProject) October 6, 2019
Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Statue
Teaching Guide: Exploring Fannie Lou Hamer and the Civil Rights Movement in Rural Mississippi is from PBS.
Fannie Lou Hamer and the Civil Rights Movement in Rural Mississippi is another lesson plan.
OPINION: Fannie Lou Hamer survived a prison beating, taught black people their rights and stood up to a president is from The Hechinger Report.
On this day in 1977, #FannieLouHamer died. We remember her courage, determination and bold leadership. #WomensHistoryMonth
Watch and share this POWER. pic.twitter.com/s0kZDbxguL
— The King Center (@TheKingCenter) March 15, 2020
Fannie Lou Hamer’s Dauntless Fight for Black Americans’ Right to Vote is from Smithsonian Magazine.
Black Political Rights Can’t Be Divorced From Economic Justice. Why Fannie Lou Hamer’s Message and Fight Endure Today is from TIME.
Fannie Lou Hamer: The Civil Rights Icon Who Embraced Youth Power is from Teen Vogue
Here’s a short film portraying Fannie Lou Hamer, and you can read more about it here: