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Fannie Lou Hamer

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Title:Fannie Lou Hamer

This video segment profiles the life and leadership of Fannie Lou Hamer, a civil rights activist who co-chaired the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Hamer testified at the 1964 Democratic National Convention, challenging Mississippi's all-white Democratic Party delegation and advocating for African American voting rights and representation.

Includes a background essay, discussion questions, and alignments to teaching standards.

Major funding for this project is provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Supported in part by a grant from the Open Society Institute.

Grade range: 6-12.

The Civil Rights Digital Library received support from a National Leadership Grant for Libraries awarded to the University of Georgia by the Institute of Museum and Library Services for the aggregation and enhancement of partner metadata.

Types:Instructional materials | Teaching guides | Resource units | Biographies | MovingImage
Subjects:Hamer, Fannie Lou | African American women--Mississippi | African American women political activists--Mississippi | African American women civil rights workers--Mississippi | African Americans--Segregation | African Americans--Civil rights | African Americans--Legal status, laws, etc. | African Americans--Suffrage--Mississippi | Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party | Council of Federated Organizations (U.S.) | Mississippi Freedom Project | Democratic National Convention (1964 : Atlantic City, N.J.) | African Americans--Mississippi--Politics and government | Intimidation--Mississippi | United States, Mississippi, 32.354668, -89.398528
Collection:Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Special Collection
Institution:WGBH Educational Foundation
Contributors:Teacher's Domain Civil Rights Special Collection | WGBH Educational Foundation
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The Teachers' Domain Civil Rights Collection is a collaborative production of WGBH Education Productions, the WGBH Media Library, and WGBH Interactive, in partnership with the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute and Washington University in St. Louis.

©2004 WGBH Educational Foundation. All rights reserved. Footage courtesy of Fox, NBC, ABC, Washington University Libraries, and The Harvey Richards Film Collection, Estuary Press. Images courtesy of Corbis, Magnum, Charmian Reading, and AP Wide World.

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Forms part of: Teacher's Domain Civil Right Special Collection.

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