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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

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

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1 Comments:

Anonymous Ann said...

Ms. Walker. thank you so much for the shout-out of my blog.

I created my blog to add one more voice in the struggle for all black women, and I am honored to have received a visit to my blog from you.

Fannie is a woman of phenomenal fortitude and insight.

I say "is" because she is still with is in that fighting spirit that she had during the tumultuous Civil Rights Movement.

It is the strength and indomitable will that so many, many black mothers passed down to their daughters that resides in black women both past and present.

Once again, thank you.

Peace.

10/24/2007  

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