Fannie Lou Hamer

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In this retrospective on the life of civil rights activist Fannie Lou HamerHamer's friend and author L. C. Dorsey discusses Hamer's work within the civil rights movement. Having both grown up in impoverished families of sharecroppers, Dorsey and Hamer shared common struggles and an interest in social equality. Dorsey described Hamer's efforts with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC), and the Delta Ministry. Politically, she was involved with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). The author also described Hamer's many hardships, as well as her strengths, particularly what she saw as Hamer's capacity to love.

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Document description: four-page photocopy of newspaper article; located in PLT Archive folder "Hist. Society of Wisconsin Papers: Hamer"; part of "Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer: Human Rights Activist 1917-1977 (a mini-profile)" (1FH03.01).

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