Fannie Lou Hamner Civil Rights activist, Sharecropper
In August 1962 Hamer attended a rally. "The most effective communication mode in the black community, preaching was used to communicate the message at the rally. (The minister) preached from Luke 12:54, 'Discerning the Signs of the Times,' and challenged the people to look around them to see the signs of those times. Afterwards (another speaker) spoke specifially about voter registration, further challenging the people to action to effect change in their living conditions. When the call was made for volunteers to challenge the unjust voting laws, Hamer was among the volunteers."
Notable Black American Women, vol. 1, pg. 442. Available in Ryan Library's reference section.
Fannie Lou Hamer was known for her declaration that "We cannot separate Christ from freedom and freedom from Christ." (Notable Black American Women, vol. 1, pg. 443.) Below is a representative list of electronic resources found in Ryan Library. Check with a librarian for additional resources. Access these videos and eBooks using your PLNU Network ID and Password. This is the same way you access Canvas and campus Gmail.
Fannie Lou Hamer's Democratic National Convention Address This flim-clip is folowed by two others on Hamer.
Black Heroines of the Civil Rights Movement: Fannie Lou Hamer A discussion of Hamer as a singer and "fierce warrior."