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I’m sure some British people will be smiling at the name Fannie Hammer
Thank you both for your hard work and sacrifice. Two bad asses right here!
They look tired. Tired of fightin for some basic rights!
Fannie Lou Hammer sounds like a kick-ass female wrestler name.
Fannie Lou Hamer
>Hamer began civil rights activism in 1962, continuing until her health declined nine years later. She was extorted, threatened, harassed, shot at, and assaulted by white supremacists and police while trying to register for and exercise her right to vote. She later helped and encouraged thousands of African-Americans in Mississippi to become registered voters, and helped hundreds of disenfranchised people in her area through her work in programs like the Freedom Farm Cooperative. She unsuccessfully ran for the U.S. Senate in 1964 and the Mississippi State Senate in 1971. In 1970 she led legal action against the government of Sunflower County, Mississippi, for continued illegal segregation.
>While having surgery in 1961 to remove a tumor, 44-year-old Hamer was also given a hysterectomy without consent by a white doctor; this was a frequent occurrence under Mississippi’s compulsory sterilization plan to reduce the number of poor blacks in the state. Hamer is credited with coining the phrase "Mississippi appendectomy" as a euphemism for the involuntary or uninformed sterilization of black women, common in the South in the 1960s.
Two heroes fighting to make the promise of America apply to everyone equally, not trying to burn down America.
This was only 56 years ago. It’s weird that all these photos are in Black and white instead of colour. I’ve been told colour photos weren’t common but I don’t believe it when I’ve seen the hippy side of the 60 is technicolour.
Bless y’all and I’m sorry for how this country has been going.
Her last name is Hamer. These jokes feel offensive. Read up on the lady.
The Freedom Democratic Party was created in opposition to the Democratic Party in Mississippi, which at the time, only allowed whites to participate in politics.