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Fannie Lou Hamer

Le 6 novembre 2008 - Élisabeth PRÉVOST-KABORÉ

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"I am sick and tired of being sick and tired." (This quote was later employed as her epitaph.)

"Nobody’s free until everybody’s free."

Fannie Lou Hamer (1917 – 1977) was an American voting rights activist, civil rights leader, and philanthropist. She was instrumental in organizing Mississippi’s Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later became the vice-chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, which she represented at the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey. (Wikipedia)

- Biography (Biography.com)

- Speech given at the Democratic National Convention in July 22, 1964. (YouTube)
Discours où elle raconte en détail ce qui lui est arrivé lorsqu’elle s’est inscrite sur les listes électorales.

- Fannie Lou Hamer’s Powerful Testimony, "Freedom Summer" (YouTube)
Son témoignage commenté et comment sa diffusion à la télévision a été interrompue.

- Script de son témoignage

- I’m Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired (1964)
Speech Delivered with Malcolm X at the Williams Institutional CME Church, Harlem, New York, December 20, 1964.