14 March 2009

Fannie Lou Hamer (6 October 1917- 14 March 1977)

”Sometimes it seem like to tell the truth today is to run the risk
of being killed. But if I fall, I'll fall five feet four inches forward in
the fight for freedom. I'm not backing off."
~ Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer testifies about the systematic denial
of voting rights in Mississippi before the Credentials
Committee at the Democratic National Party Convention
in Atlantic City, 1964.



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