Fannie Lou Hamer

"Sometimes it seems like to tell the truth today is to run the risk of being killed. But if I fall, I'll fall five feet four inches forward in the fight for freedom. I'm not backing off."
~Fannie Lou Hamer

Civil rights leader, women's rights advocate, and farmer. She was extorted, threatened, harassed, shot at, and assaulted by white supremacists and police while trying to register for and exercise her right to vote. But she kept going, speaking up and being the Mother Hen she was to so many.

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