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Fannie Lou Hamer
(1917-1977) born on
Oct 06
US activist. She was a Mississippi sharecropper and organizer of the Mississippi Freedom Party, which challenged the white domination of the Democratic Party.
         
   
F
But you see now baby, whether you have a ph.d., d.d. or no d, we're in this bag together. And whether you are from Morehouse or Nohouse, we,re still in this bag together.

R
I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.
A
If the white man gives you anything -- just remember when he gets ready he will take it right back. We have to take for ourselves.
N
White Americans today don't know what in the world to do because when they put us behind them, that's where they made their mistake. . . . they put us behind them, and we watched every move they made.
K
What was the point of being scared? The only thing they could do to me was kill me and it seemed like they'd been trying to do that a little bit at a time ever since I could remember.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Black Woman's Gumbo Ya-Ya," by Terri L. Jewell, 1993.
R: In "Famous Black Quotations," ed. Janet Cheatham Bell, 1995.
A: "To Praise Our Bridges," 1967.
N: In "Words to Make My Dream Children Live," by Deirdre Mullane, 1995.
K: "To Praise Our Bridges," 1967.
   


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