Platform

Type 
Document
Year 
1964
Creator(s) 
Doc # 
1FH04.02a
Abstract 

In this document, prominent civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer outlines her political platform as a candidate for the Mississippi State Senate from Sunflower County, Mississippi.  Hamer pledged to address issues regarding welfare, voter registration and election law, jobs, health, and law enforcement.  She demanded more flexible regulations regarding voter registration and employment equality for African Americans.  Additionally, she advocated for the teaching of African American history in schools and better working conditions for teachers.  Finally, Hamer supported a uniform taxation rate for property in Mississippi to level the playing field between corporations and other landowners in the state.

Additional information 

Document Description: two-page photocopy of typewritten document; located in PLT Archive folder "Hist. Society of Wisconson Papers"; The year noted in this doc entry is not mentioned in the document, the year or range of years for its publication was determined based on research of its content.

Rights 
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