Oct. 6, 2019

October 6, 1917 Reflecting Fannie Lou Hamer

Fannie Lou Hamer was born dirt poor without any real hopes of elevating herself out of that condition. Fannie Lou Hamer was born black in the most racist state in this nation at a period of time when every black civil and social right that black people had forthrightly earned had been snatched from them. However, one thing that white segregationists couldn't take from Fannie Lou Hamer was faith. She maintained that faith long enough in her life to be introduced to the SNCC Freedom Riders who entered Mississippi and introduced to Fannie Lou Hamer something she never envisioned in her lifetime. The fact that black people in this nation had certain rights that were guaranteed to them by something called the United States Constitution. Once Fannie Lou Hamer was enlightened to those rights a fire rage up into Fannie Lou Hamer's soul and this nation was never the same. Today, I honor the 102nd birthday of this powerful warrior of justice, Ms. Fannie Lou Hamer. Listen up as I read just a few of the most powerful quotes delivered by anyone who has fought for pure black justice in this nation on this Sunday, October 6, 2019.