Fannie Lou Hamer (1917-1977) was a civil rights activist whose passionate depiction of her own suffering in a racist society helped focus attention on the plight of African-Americans throughout the south. In 1964, she worked with the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), to help organize the 1964 Freedom Summer African American voter registration drive in her native Mississippi. At the Democratic National Convention later that year, she was part of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, an integrated group of activists who openly challenged the legality of Mississippi’s all-white, segregated delegation.
• Made of 100% combed and ringspun cotton
• Pre-shrunk fabric
• Side seams
• Shoulder-to-shoulder taping
• Machine wash delicate cycle