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Fannie Lou Hamer and the Struggle for Voting Rights and Economic Justice

Grade Level Grades 6-12, Professional Development
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In this lesson, we will explore the story of Fannie Lou Hamer, from her birth on a cotton plantation in the Mississippi Delta, to her role on the national stage in the struggle to gain political voice for African Americans, and to her later role as an activist for economic justice back home in Mississippi.

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This Little Light of Mine: The Legacy of Fannie Lou Hamer - Trailer
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Fannie Lou Hamer: Stand Up | MPB
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Fannie Lou Hamer's Powerful Testimony | Freedom Summer
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