Fannie Lou Hamer Interview Conducted by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Worker - 1964

Type 
Interview
Year 
1964
Creator(s) 
Dale (interviewer)
Fannie Lou Hamer (interviewee)
Medium 
Interview, Taped then Transcribed
Doc # 
7INT28
Abstract 

In this interview, civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer discusses her involvement as a Christian in the Civil Rights Movement. She talks about prejudice against African American voters, who encountered discriminatory tests when they registered in Mississippi. Hamer notes the relationship between politics and religion by pointing out the Beatitudes and Jesus' vision of social justice. She discusses the uplifting effects of both her Christian faith and powerfully spiritual songs. Other unidentified individuals who participate in the interview discuss the nonviolent nature of the Civil Rights movement and the serious racial tensions in Mississippi. One man specifically talks about the need for fair wages and economic justice for African Americans. The interview ends with Hamer singing about the fight for racial equality.

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