Fannie Lou Hamer to Friends

Type 
Letter
Year 
1967
Creator(s) 
Date 
Mon, 10/23/1967
Doc # 
1FH03.15
Abstract 

In this letter from October 23, 1967, author and civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer discusses the 70 African-American political candidates currently running for office in Mississippi and asks for campaign donations on their behalf. Hamer described the desolate situation for African-Americans in Mississippi due to segregation and government efforts to marginalize and disenfranchise the black population. Hamer then proposed that these 70 African-American candidates could change this situation by improving education, infrastructure, and the economy. Promising that donations would greatly help these candidates' efforts, Hamer asked for financial help from the letter's recipients before ending the letter.

Additional information 

Document Description: one-page photocopy of typewritten letter; located in PLT Archive folder "Hist. Society of Wisconsin Papers: Hamer"; Notations (written on original): added Nov 1, 1968. 

Rights 
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