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"To walk through the museum and see Medgar (Evers), to see Fannie Lou Hamer and others that I've spent time with, the way people suffered…people took us into their homes, into their churches, they believed," the Georgia congressman told a crowded room during a discussion Saturday morning.
Davis W. Houck, Florida State University's Fannie Lou Hamer Professor of Rhetorical Studies, is offering his expertise to help guide the production of a new documentary and curriculum about civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer. Houck, whose research interests include the Black Freedom Movement, ...

Fannie Lou Hamer would have turned 100 this year. A civil-rights activist who famously stormed Mississippi's all-white delegation at the Democratic convention in Atlantic City during 1964's Freedom Summer, Hamer also organized voter registration drives in the Magnolia state, educating black people ...
This event was created by Dr. Cedric Hackett, Africana studies professor and the director of The W.E.B. DU Bois Fannie Lou Hamer Institute for Academic Achievement. "I'm excited about this event because there is college education involved and the development of new partnerships," Hackett said.
UCLA alumna and Nigerian-American artist Funmilola Fagbamila called the audience's attention to 1960s activist Fannie Lou Hamer, whose life and work panelists agreed can and should be more loudly and frequently sung. Hamer was a voting rights activist and leader in the civil rights movement who ...
An Alabama college professor has been working to keep her legacy alive with a one-woman play called "Fannie Lou Hamer: This Little Light ..." Billie Jean Young, associate professor of fine and performing arts at Judson College, first met Hamer on Aug. 17, 1968. "It was the day of Hurricane Camille," ...

I am, as Sister Fannie Lou Hamer once said, "sick and tired of being sick and tired." I'm not sure, exactly, what our president really means when he refers to certain reports as "fake news." But I have a hunch that when he gives us only part of the story in order to benefit the plans and goals of he and his ...
The Mississippi sharecropper's forced sterilization was one of the moments that launched her to become part of the state's civil rights movement. On the way back from a failed 1962 mission to register to vote in the county seat in Indianola, Miss., the bus of Hamer and 17 neighbors was stopped and the ...
Tougaloo College announced on Jan. 19 that the W.K. Kellogg Foundation presented the school with a $272,000 grant for a new documentary on the life and legacy of Mississippi native and civil-rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer titled "Fannie Lou Hamer's America." Photo courtesy Warren K. Leffler/US News ...
By the time civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer delivered her famous line, "I am sick and tired of being sick and tired," she had lived through more hardship than most people ... Fannie Lou Hamer speaks to Mississippi Freedom Democratic party sympathizers outside the Capitol in Washington, Sept.
For example, Fannie Lou Hamer, a leader in the 1960s civil rights movement in Mississippi, was no stranger to the challenges of an electoral strategy. She fiercely fought for black folks to register to vote and then exercise this right amidst white supremacist fear-mongering, threats and aggression.
"And, though I say this not to take away from the magnitude of Dr. King's body of work and his genius and his sacrifice for this country and his people, it was the quiet yet unwavering words and strength of Mahalia and Coretta and Rosa and Fannie Lou Hamer and Viola Liuzzo and Ella Baker and Daisy ...
In the 1960s, many black activists - including Ella Baker, Fannie Lou Hamer, Robert F. Williams, Malcolm X and Stokely Carmichael - drew on these women's ideas and political strategies. So, let's use this Black History Month to begin to set the record straight. In 1914, when the Jamaican black nationalist ...
The dinner had traditionally been called the Jefferson-Jackson-Hamer dinner, but Democrats are now calling it the Hamer-Winter dinner, named for civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer and former Democratic Gov. William Winter. Democratic Chair Bobby Moak says the change was made to focus on ...
The evening will honor Congressman John Lewis and feature Congressman Hank Johnson as an honorary speaker. "It's really my contention that the unsung hero of the civil rights movement was actually the music," Jones tells "City Lights" host Lois Reitzes. "There were people like Fannie Lou Hamer who ...
Her name was Fannie Lou Hamer. Hamer's story is one of many News with a Twist is telling as part of MLK 50, a yearlong commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s assassination. On her first day working as an activist for voting rights, the mayor of the small Mississippi town ...
The dinner had traditionally been called the Jefferson-Jackson-Hamer dinner, but Democrats are now calling it the Hamer-Winter dinner, named for civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer and former Democratic Gov. William Winter. Democratic Chair Bobby Moak says the change was made to focus on ...

Of all the stories from the civil rights era, perhaps the most extraordinary and least-told tale is that of the icon and freedom fighter Fannie Lou Hamer. An upcoming documentary will finally tell Hamer's stirring story in her own thanks to a historic grant by the Kellogg Foundation to Tougaloo College.
White women must use their privilege in this movement to demand justice for the causes of the women whose very shoulders they have consistently stood on over the centuries. Some names were called today: Fannie Lou Hamer, Sojourner Truth. I mean this has been a movement in our communities for a ...
Davis highlighted that black women who have spoken out against sexual harassment, from Fannie Lou Hamer to Tarana Burke, did so at a price. "Nothing and no one can be great without a cost. I am always introduced as an award-winning actor, but my testimony is one of poverty, of one being assaulted ...
"Dr. Angelou looking form heaven's window/Telling young girls phenomenal woman is in you/Body is a temple/Men don't pray/Mother Earth's arms around you saying it's OK/Toilet seats down, that's a no-brainer/Monuments in Washington of Fannie Lou Hamer/Harriet, Sojouner's truth is marching ...
Khan-Cullors referenced black history icons such as Rosa Parks, Ella Baker, and Fannie Lou Hamer to demonstrate how the work of black women has often been overshadowed by men. "There is still this overwhelming discourse about wanting black male leadership," she said. "And we have to stop that.".
The W.K. Kellogg Foundation is providing funding to help an award-winning journalist produce a documentary on a subject close to her heart -- the life and legacy of her great-aunt, Mississippi native and civil rights icon Fannie Lou Hamer. The foundation awarded the $272,000 grant to Tougaloo College ...
He quotes the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.: "Returning violence for violence multiplies violence." She answers with Fannie Lou Hamer: "I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired." Suddenly, they're pulled over by police officers -- one of them white -- who suspect Jefferson in a liquor-store robbery, though ...
"These Black women took it back to Ella Baker and Fannie Lou Hamer. They organized behind the scenes for quite a while," said Dr. Sherman, a journalist, author and publisher whose professional concentration is Eugenics. "I'm absolutely floored that 70-year-old women transported people to the polls.
She's purchased erasers, folders, dry erase board erasers, and tape, but most of her spending has been on decorations for her classroom -- posters of people Luebbert thought would be good role models, like Bayard Rustin, John Lewis, and Fannie Lou Hamer. "To set the stage, you have to have a ...
The life and work of Fannie Lou Hamer decades after the suffrage movement demonstrates that by the mid twentieth century black women in the South were still struggling for the right to vote unharmed and unhampered. Her speech at the 1964 Democratic National Convention shows that black women in ...
On June 9, 1963, Annelle Ponder and Fannie Lou Hamer, two activists connected to the student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, were arrested in Winona, Mississippi, as they returned from a training program in Charleston, South Carolina. By that time, Mississippi had arrested scores of civil-rights ...
"President Trump's disparaging comments about women, the disabled, immigrants and National Football League players disrespect the efforts of Fannie Lou Hamer, Aaron Henry, Medgar Evers, Robert Clark, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and countless others who have given their ...
Pioneers and leaders like Medgar Evers, Fannie Lou Hamer, Vernon Dahmer, James Meredith (the list is long) and many more are finally getting recognition they deserve. #In 1964, the Congress on Racial Equality and the student Nonviolent Coordination Committee organized "Freedom Summer," ...
Pundits like Charles Blow and Nina Turner have defended the Athletes' right to protest by citing the late civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, who said "every red stripe in that flag represents the black man's blood that has been shed." Hamer, who was born 100 years ago Friday -- on Oct. 6, 1917 -- was ...
Columbus and Howard will produce the untitled project with Michael Barnathan, Mark Radcliffe, and Jenny Blum. No director or Actors are attached. Hamer, who grew up in Mississippi as a sharecropper on a sixth-grade education, was a key organizer in the 1962 Freedom Summer for the student ...
Billie Jean Young, a graduate of Samford University's Cumberland Law school, remembers meeting the great Fannie Lou Hamer in 1971 at Tuskegee University. The meeting was eight years before Young entered law school. "[Hamer] was speaking in Tuskegee University and I had never heard anybody ...
Written by Golden Globe winner Regina Taylor, "A Seat at the Table" tells the story of activist Fannie Lou Hamer. A plantation worker for much of her life, Hamer lost her job when she tried to register to vote. Jailed on a trumped-up charge and severely beaten, the Mississippi woman went on to give televised ...
... alongside Trump: "President Trump's disparaging comments about women, the disabled, immigrants, and National Football League players disrespect the efforts of Fannie Lou Hamer, Aaron Henry, Medgar Evers, Robert Clark, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner, and countless others ...
Given that the spigot is gushing with high-profile sexual harassment cases in 2017, maybe it will be remembered as the "Year of the Fannie Lou Hamer Moment." The civil rights heroine was famous for saying she was "sick and tired of being sick and tired." That surely seems to be the mantra adopted by a ...
And there are plenty - Bryant's Grocery store, where Emmett Till was fatefully accused of flirting with a white shopkeeper before he was abducted and brutally killed; the house where NAACP leader Medgar Evers was assassinated in his driveway; voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer's grave; the field ...
"President Trump's disparaging comments about women, the disabled, immigrants and National Football League players disrespect the efforts of Fannie Lou Hamer, Aaron Henry, Medgar Evers, Robert Clark, James Chaney, Andrew Goodman, Michael Schwerner and countless others who have given their ...
Mr. Woodruff said, "My people, my city of Chattanooga, in the words of Fannie Lou Hamer, are 'sick and tired of being sick and tired.' I have ...
"You can pray until you faint, but unless you get up and do something, God is not going to put it in your lap." - Fannie Lou Hamer. At a time when the right to vote is being threatened, we look for inspiration in the lives of those who fought most valiantly to extend and protect that right. This fall we recognize ...
Fannie Lou Hamer. At a time when the right to vote is threatened, we look for inspiration in the lives of those who fought most valiantly to extend ...
On the 100th Anniversary of Fannie Lou Hamer's Birth, Find ... the 100th anniversary of one of our greatest champions, Fannie Lou Hamer.
(Trice Edney Wire) - "You can pray until you faint, but unless you get up and do something, God is not going to put it in your lap." - Fannie Lou ...
Fannie Lou Hamer testifying at the Democratic party convention in Atlantic City in 1964. Photo--Wikipedia. Fannie Lou Hamer once said: "You ...
civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer at the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, August 1964. Photo: From the U.S. Library of ...
This hundredth anniversary of the birth and coming into being of Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer (1917 October 6 - 1977 March 14) is a day, month ...
Fannie Lou Hamer died at age 59. Her 100th birthday was last Friday. Some of her infamous quotes from various speeches. Last Friday was ...
(ThyBlackMan.com) On Oct. 3, we honored the civil rights icon and voting rights activist, Fannie Lou Hamer. Born on October 3, 1917, Hamer is ...
When civil rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer spoke these historic words at the Williams Institutional C.M.E. Church in Harlem in 1964, she was ...
ABOVE PHOTO: A looming statue of Fannie Lou Hamer is displayed prominently in the Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial garden in Ruleville, Miss., ...


 

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