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Fannie Lou Hamer was born today in 1917. She was an organizer of Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and then went to the 1964 Democratic National Convention as the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, demanding to be seated. Her uncompromising, plain-spoken advocacy embarrassed Hubert Humphrey and enraged President Johnson. She was seated as a member of Mississippi's official delegation to the Democratic National Convention of…

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Kwame Ture (born Stokely Carmichael; June 29, 1941 – November 15, 1998) was a Trinidadian-American black activist active in the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement. He rose to prominence first as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) later as the "Honorary Prime Minister" of the Black Panther Party. Initially an integrationist, Carmichael later became affiliated with black nationalist and Pan-Africanist movements. He popularized the term "Black Power".

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Julian Bond and members of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, Atlanta, Georgia, March 23, 1963

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Fannie Lou Hamer (1917 - 1977) Hamer was instrumental in organizing Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later became the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, attending the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in that capacity. Her plain-spoken manner and fervent belief in the Biblical righteousness of her cause gained...

Fannie Lou Hamer helped register Blacks to vote in Mississippi and worked for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, which focused on racial segregation and injustice in the South.

Item information:periodical Created 1964-05-26 in Atlanta, GA 1 pages, 8.5 x 11 The Student Voice Published in Atlanta, Georgia by Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) Archive information: Tougaloo College Archives - T-90.14 MFDP Collection, folder Folder 1

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Fannie Lou Hamer was a political activist from Montgomery County, Mississippi. She spent much of her time working with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, a group of students who worked together against the racial injustice in Mississippi. In 1964 she went on to form the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Hamer ran for Congress in 1965 but was not elected.

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The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, or SNCC (pronounced "snick"), was one of the key organizations in the American civil rights movement of the 1960s. In Georgia SNCC concentrated its effor

James Forman was an American Civil Rights leader active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Black Panther Party, and the International Black Workers Congress Forman was born on October 4, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois. As an 11-month-old baby, he was sent to live with his grandmother…James Forman was an American Civil Rights leader active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Black Panther Party, and the International Black Workers Congress Forman was born on…

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Tbt @Regrann from @negus_negusti - In 1960 college student activists gathered at Shaw University in Raleigh NC and organized the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) to fight for civil rights. The SNCC played an important role in civil rights history and was fundamental to the organizing of sit-ins freedom rides and other forms of direct-action protest. To prepare for the type of hatred and violence they would encounter from white racists students practiced passive resistance…