Fannie Lou Hamer (pronounced hay-mer) was one of the unsung pillars of the civil rights movement in the U.S. She was a phenomenal woman—a woman of great determination and great purpose. She was not one to hold back her feelings, especially when fighting for equality.
In 1964 she was elected Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP). Their stated purpose was to challenge Mississippi’s all-white delegation to the Democratic National Conventio
Once again Black Democrats have been dissed by the Democratic leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives; and once again there was absolutely no price to pay.
When will Blacks finally, in the immortal words of civil rights pioneer, Fannie Lou Hamer, get “sick and tired of being sick and tired?” Democrats continue to treat Blacks like second class citizens because no one fears any retaliation or any consequence for how they treat Blacks.