Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer: 1917-1977

Type 
Document
Year 
1979
Creator(s) 
Unknown (author)
Month or quarter 
October
Doc # 
1FH03.01h
Abstract 

This obituary outlines the life of civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer from her birth in 1917 until she succumbed to cancer on March 14, 1977. The obituary described her early life as a sharecropper and her evolution into one of the driving forces of the Civil Rights Movement in the South. Her major political achievements and various awards are included, as well as the injuries and indignities she suffered as a result of her activism. The obituary concluded with a list of her surviving relatives, and a brief statement of tribute.

Additional information 

Document description: two-page photocopy of type-written obituary; 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).

Rights 
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