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FANNIE LOU HAMER (1917-1977) BEAUTIFUL, ALSO, ARE THE SOULS OF MY BLACK SISTERS

Hey everybody,

When I was growing up, my mother spoke reverently of Fannie Lou Hamer and her critical role in the civil rights movement. We had a photograph of her in our home, and every time I sang the spiritual "This Little Light of Mine" I imagined myself singing alongside Fannie Lou Hamer at the Democratic National Convention of 1964.

I was happy to come across this entry on her life and work, and wanted to share it with you.

Long live the Fannie Lou Hamer in us all.

Love,
Rebecca
October 24th, 2007