Black History Month STYLIN': Fannie Lou Hamer

DAY 25: Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer - Activist
Born: October 6th, 1917
Died: March 14th, 1977

Fannie Lou Hamer was a very important influence during the 1960's Civil Rights Movement. She co-founded the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party in 1964, which gave an alternate choice to the all-white political candidates of the year. Hamer also coined the phase "sick and tired of being sick and tired" during her activism.

Other Hamer Facts
  • Fannie Lou Hamer was born in Montgomery County, Mississippi.
  • She was youngest of 20 other siblings.

"Nobody's free until everybody's free."
Fannie Lou Hamer

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