Fannie Lou Hamer: Tired of Being Sick and Tired

Magazine Article
Mon, 06/01/1964
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In this article reprinted from The Nation, the author profiles prominent civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer and her work within the impoverished African American community of the Delta Mississippi.  Born and raised in an extremely poor sharecropping family in Montgomery County, Mississippi, Hamer understood the crushing economic and political effects of systematic white segregation and oppression on the African American population in the South.  Despite multiple beatings and stints in jail, Hamer relentlessly continued her work of voter registration, education reform, and clothing distribution within the African American community.  In addition, at the time of the interview, Hamer planned to run for the Mississippi State Senate via the Council of Federated Organizations (COFO) and had been developing the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) with other activists.

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Document Description: two-page reprint of magazine article; located in PLT Archive folder "Fannie Lou Hamer Articles"; Notations: Sketch of Fannie Lou Hamer on first page.

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