Biography of Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer

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In this biography of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, the author discusses Hamer’s work within the Civil Rights Movement and the acclaim that has accompanied her advocacy of racial equality.  Hamer helped found the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP) and ran for State Senate.  For her work, Hamer suffered many beatings and unjust jail sentences.  She received various awards for her civil rights work, including honorary degrees from Tougaloo College, Shaw University, Columbia College, and Howard University.

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

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