Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer

I’m not sure why I didn’t know more about civil rights hero Fannie Lou Hamer before I began writing We Are All Good People Here, but I have a feeling it has something to do with the fact that those in power often determine whose history is told, and frame that history in such a way as to encourage the perpetuation of their power. Mrs. Fannie Lou Hamer’s role in the civil rights movement was absolutely fundamental, yet I never learned about her in school, not in a single history class I took.  What a shame.

Here is some of what I learned about this phenomenal woman in doing research for this book

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