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OPINION: Fannie Lou Hamer survived a prison beating, taught black people their rights and stood up to a president

Fannie Lou Hamer would have turned 100 this year. A civil rights activist who famously stormed Mississippi’s all-white delegation at the Democratic Convention in Atlantic City during 1964’s Freedom Summer, Hamer also organized voter registration drives in the Magnolia state, educating black people about their constitutional rights. The Hechinger Report recently wrote about efforts to […]