Fannie Lou Hamer


Fannie Lou Hamer born Ruleville, MS October 6, 1917 (d. 1977). Civil rights activist; organizer of Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, 1962; nonviolent trainer for Mississippi Freedom Summer, 1964.


"We are sick and tired of our people having to go to Vietnam and other places to fight for something we don't have here." (1964 photo Wikipedia)