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Fannie Lou Hamer

Remembering Fannie Lou Hamer, fearless civil rights and anti-poverty activist, who died today – March 14th – in 1977. Her iconic words – “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired” – are on her gravestone. One of … Continue reading

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Mary McLeod Bethune: Passionate & Productive Educator & Activist

Today–July 10–is the birthday of one of the passionate & productive women I profiled in Adventurous Women: Eight True Stories About Women Who Made a Difference–Mary McLeod Bethune, a college founder & president, advisor to four U.S. presidents, humanitarian, Civil … Continue reading

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Suffragist and Civil Rights Activist

This marker notes the house where Daisy Lampkin, a prominent suffragist and civil rights activist, lived her productive life. Her obituary proclaimed that–“Mrs. Lampkin’s dynamic fund-raising and relentless zeal were outstanding and uplifting. She cannot be replaced. Fortunately, she can … Continue reading

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Fannie Lou Hamer

A letter arrived today from Debra Sawyer with photographs of landmarks to the fierce fighter for civil rights, in particular the right to vote–Fannie Lou Hamer, the subject of my book Fannie Lou Hamer and the Fight for the Vote, … Continue reading

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