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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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