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Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer (born Fannie Lou Townsend; October 6, 1917 – March 14, 1977) was an American voting rights activist and civil rights leader.

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    With the people, for the people, by the people. I crack up when I hear it; I say, with the handful, for the handful, by the handful, ‘cause that’s what really happens.
    Fannie Lou Hamer (1917–1977)

    Our foreparents were mostly brought from West Africa.... We were brought to America and our foreparents were sold; white people bought them; white people changed their names ... my maiden name is supposed to be Townsend, but really, what is my maiden name? What is my name?
    —Fannie Lou Hamer (1917–1977)

    It’s time for America to get right.
    Fannie Lou Hamer (1917–1977)

    We have got to stop the nervous Nellies and the Toms from going to the Man’s place. I don’t believe in killing, but a good whipping behind the bushes wouldn’t hurt them.... These bourgeoisie Negroes aren’t helping. It’s the ghetto Negroes who are leading the way.
    —Fannie Lou Hamer (1917–1977)

    It’s time for America to get right.
    —Fannie Lou Hamer (1917–1977)