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Fannie Lou Hamer (1917 - 1977) Hamer was instrumental in organizing Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), and later became the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, attending the 1964 Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in that capacity. Her plain-spoken manner and fervent belief in the Biblical righteousness of her cause gained...

Thousands gather to hear Obama give historic speech in Selma

Brutal: In this photo, taken on March 7, 1965, John Lewis (center front), chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, is beaten by a state trooper in Selma. The shocking scene, along with others, led to the congressional approval of the Voting Rights Act

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Kwame Ture (born Stokely Carmichael; June 29, 1941 – November 15, 1998) was a Trinidadian-American black activist active in the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement. He rose to prominence first as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) later as the "Honorary Prime Minister" of the Black Panther Party. Initially an integrationist, Carmichael later became affiliated with black nationalist and Pan-Africanist movements. He popularized the term "Black Power"

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Kwame Ture (born Stokely Carmichael; June 29, 1941 – November 15, 1998) was a Trinidadian-American black activist active in the 1960s American Civil Rights Movement. He rose to prominence first as a leader of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC) later as the "Honorary Prime Minister" of the Black Panther Party. Initially an integrationist, Carmichael later became affiliated with black nationalist and Pan-Africanist movements. He popularized the term "Black Power".

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Truth, Beauty, Wisdom & Courage in Women of African Descent

Fanny Lou Hamer. Born in 1917 to poor sharecroppers with 19 other children. She dropped out of school in 3rd grade but self taught. She became a prominent civil rights activist, ran for Congress, and mentored countless other women in the civil rights movement.

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James Forman was an American Civil Rights leader active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Black Panther Party, and the International Black Workers Congress Forman was born on October 4, 1928, in Chicago, Illinois. As an 11-month-old baby, he was sent to live with his grandmother…James Forman was an American Civil Rights leader active in the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, the Black Panther Party, and the International Black Workers Congress Forman was born on…

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Fannie Lou Hamer was born today in 1917. She was an organizer of Mississippi Freedom Summer for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and then went to the 1964 Democratic National Convention as the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, demanding to be seated. Her uncompromising, plain-spoken advocacy embarrassed Hubert Humphrey and enraged President Johnson. She was seated as a member of Mississippi's official delegation to the Democratic National Convention of…

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Richard Avedon, Julian Bond and members Of The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), 1963 — at Atlanta, Georgia.

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Hubert G. (H. Rap) Brown, writer, activist, and Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee Chairman with Stokely Carmichael.

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