Important Role of former Nazis in Eastern Germany." 

November 21, 1950
Central Files Decimal Number 762B.00

Fannie Lou Hamer: Papers of a Civil Rights Activist, Political Activist, and Woman

A hand-written flyer for a mass meeting to discuss the upcoming election with guest speakers such as Fannie Lou Hamer.

A hand-written flyer for a mass meeting to discuss the upcoming election with guest speakers such as Fannie Lou Hamer.

Summary

This collection contains information and documents from Fannie Lou Hamer, a voting rights activist and civil rights leader. 

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Date Range: 1966-1978
Content: 28,577 pages
Source Library: Amistad Research Center

Description

Fannie Lou Hamer was an voting rights activist and civil rights leader. She was instrumental in organizing Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later became the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, attending the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in that capacity. Her plain-spoken manner and fervent belief in the Biblical righteousness of her cause gained her a reputation as an electrifying speaker and constant activist of civil rights.

 

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