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:
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 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.
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.
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: