Letter to Fannie Lou Hamer

Type 
Letter
Year 
1964
Creator(s) 
Unknown (author)
Doc # 
1FH03.17
Abstract 

In this letter to prominent civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, the author, whose name is unclear, advises Hamer regarding the issue of involuntary sterilization of African-American women in Ruleville, Mississippi, where Hamer lived.  He advised Hamer to gather other female victims of this forced sterilization, and to receive X-rays showing the operation.  He urged Hamer to find an African-American doctor to perform these X-rays, and then to present those X-rays proving the sterilization procedures to the American Medical Association.  In closing, he promised to being fundraising for Hamer immediately in order to support civil rights activities in the coming summer.

Additional information 

Document Description: one-page photocopy of handwritten letter; located in PLT Archive folder "Hist. Society of Wisconsin Papers: Hamer"; 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.

Rights 
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