Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Black History Fact Of The Day

In 1962, Fannie Lou Hamer helped to organize a voter registration drive in Mississippi. At the time of the registration drive Black people were not allowed to vote in the state of Mississippi. As a result of her activism, Mrs. Hamer was fired from her job on a plantation. She was subsequently hired to be a secretary for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).

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