Fannie Lou Hamer

Type 
Book Chapter
Year 
1983
Creator(s) 
Pages 
249-255
Publisher 
G.P. Putnam's Sons
Publisher city 
New York, NY
Doc # 
1FH01.04
Abstract 

In this book chapter about civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, Hamer reflects on her life and work as an activist for racial equality in a 1975 interview. Hamer described her upbringing in a family of Mississippi sharecroppers. She failed a voting test in which she was required to interpret a section of the Mississippi Constitution before she could register. Inspired to bring about racial equality, she became a leader within the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later within the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). Hamer traveled throughout the East Coast for her civil rights work.

Additional information 

Document Description: six-page photocopy of document; located in PLT Archive folder "Hamer materials"; Notations: My Soul is Rested: Movement Days in the Deep South Remembered.

Rights 
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