Builders of a New South: Negro Heroines of Dixie Play Major Role in Challenging Racist Traditions

Type 
Magazine Article
Year 
1966
Creator(s) 
Container 
Pages 
27-37
Month or quarter 
August
Doc # 
1FH05.02
Abstract 

In this feature in Ebony Magazine about prominent civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, the author profiles her life and achievements within the Civil Rights Movement.  After growing up in a devastatingly poor sharecropping family in Mississippi, Hamer married and settled on another plantation with her husband.  She then became actively involved in civil rights work and voter registration, especially through the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).  Because of her leadership in civil rights activism, Hamer endured beatings and even prison sentences.

Additional information 

Document Description: seven-page photocopy of article; located in PLT Archive folder "Fannie Lou Hamer Misc".

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