Fannie Lou Hamer

Civil Rights Activist Fannie Lou Hamer Full Name: Fannie Lou Hamer


Profession: Civil Rights Activist
Why Famous: Instrumental in organizing the Freedom Summer in Mississippi for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee.

Lou Hamer was the representative for the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party at the 1964 Democratic National Convention.

Born: October 6, 1917
Star Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Montgomery Country, Mississippi, USA

Died: March 14, 1977 (aged 59)
Cause of Death: Breast cancer

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