A Prophet from the Delta

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Ed King (author)
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Civil rights activist Ed King wrote this article about the life of fellow activist Fannie Lou Hamer, a Mississippi native who became a leader within the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committe (SNCC). Hamer not only cared about racial equality but also about all forms of injustice that plagued America, including the Vietnam War, the marginalization of women, and poverty. Her Christian faith greatly influenced her work, and she often referenced Christ and Biblical passages in her public statements. A believer in both African-American liberation and integration, Hamer viewed racial injustice as a national problem, not simply one specific to Mississippi. In her speeches, she emphasized the duty of Christians to care selflessly for others.

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Document Description: two-page, double-sided photocopy of document; located in PLT Archive folder "Hamer materials"; Notations: Go Tell It on the Mountain: A Study Guide on White Racism; 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.

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