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Fannie Lou Hammer: Civil Rights Activist

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Fannie Lou Hammer: Civil Rights Activist Born on October 6, 1917, the youngest of twenty children, daughter of two sharecroppers and the wife of Perry Hamer. A woman by the name of Fannie Lou Hamer was one of the history's wells- known, well-respected activist and philanthropist. March 3, 1977, was the day that the great Mrs. Hamer passed away due to cancer. She had been in and out of the hospital for a great part of her life, but this did not stop her from devoting her life to change. A close friend and colleague Andrew Young, a United States delegate to the United Nations, held Mrs. Hamer's funeral. He gave an 18-minute-long eulogy to 400 close family and friends and then spoke in respects to her at another memorial service where 2,000
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