Black History Month: Fannie Lou Hamer

By: Lydia Reagan ~Feature Editor~ Fannie Lou Hamer was a civil rights activist who lived from 1917- 1977. She was the daughter of sharecroppers, and therefore worked in the fields since she was very young. In the summer of 1962, she attended a protest meeting where she met civil rights activists who fought for African American suffrage. She worked with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) and helped to found the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. She even tried to become the Congressional representative of Mississippi, but her bid was unsuccessful. For her activism, she was threatened, beaten, arrested and shot … Continue reading Black History Month: Fannie Lou Hamer