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Fannie Lou Hamer – “Until I am Free You are Not Free Either”

Fannie Lou Hamer was an American voting and women’s rights activist, community organizer, and a leader in the civil rights movement. She was the co-founder and vice-chair of the Freedom Democratic Party, which she represented at the 1964 Democratic National Convention. Wikipedia

Born: 6 October 1917, Montgomery County, Mississippi, United States

Died: 14 March 1977, Taborian Hospital, Mound Bayou

Title: Vice chairwoman of Freedom Democratic Party; Co-founder of National Women’s Political Caucus

Known for: Civil rights leader

Awards: Inductee of the National Women’s Hall of Fame


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