Autobiography of Fannie Lou Hamer

Type 
Document
Year 
1976
Creator(s) 
Doc # 
1FH04.02d
Abstract 

In this autobiography of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, Hamer outlines her upbringing in a family of African American sharecroppers in Mississippi and her later involvement as an adult in the Civil Rights Movement.  Hamer discussed her dangerous work within the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), an organization that faced attacks from white supremacists during the Civil Rights Movement.  Hamer outlined her honorary university degrees and awards for her civil rights advocacy.  She also helped found the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP).  Due to the exhausting nature of her work, Hamer stopped working within the Civil Rights Movement for two years in order to recover from the associated stress.

Additional information 

Document Description: two-page photocopy of typewritten document; located in PLT Archive folder "Hist. Society of Wisconson Papers".

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