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Ruleville in Sunflower County, Mississippi — The American South (East South Central)
 

Fannie Lou Hamer

Voting and Civil Rights Pioneer

 
 
Fannie Lou Hamer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 22, 2021
1. Fannie Lou Hamer Marker
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1962   Joined the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee (SNCC). And became a field secretary.

1963   Severely beaten while in Winona, Mississippi when she and other civil rights workers were returning from a SCLC citizenship training conference.

Became one of first black persons to register to vote in Sunflower County.
Ran for Congress in the Second Congressional District.

1964   A founding member of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party (MFDP), and led the MFDP challenge before the National Democratic Party credentials committee in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

1968   Founder of the Freedom Farms Corporation (FFC).

1970   Founder of the Fannie Lou Hamer Day Care Center Ruleville. MS.

1971   Became a member of the policy council of the National Council Of Negro Women, Inc. And a member of the Women's Political Caucus.

1974   She was named to the board of trustees of the Martin Luther King Center for Nonviolent Social Change.
 
Erected by Citizens of Ruleville.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: African Americans

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By Mark Hilton, May 22, 2021
2. Fannie Lou Hamer Marker
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Civil RightsWomen. A significant historical year for this entry is 1962.
 
Location. 33° 44.018′ N, 90° 32.417′ W. Marker is in Ruleville, Mississippi, in Sunflower County. Marker is on Byron Street east of Bishop Smith Carter Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 929 Byron St, Ruleville MS 38771, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. A different marker also named Fannie Lou Hamer (here, next to this marker); William Chapel (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ruleville Depot (approx. 0.8 miles away); Jimmy Rogers (approx. 0.9 miles away); "Greasy Street" (approx. 0.9 miles away); Birthplace of the Blues? (approx. 4.4 miles away); Dockery Plantation (approx. 4.4 miles away); The Staple Singers (approx. 5.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ruleville.
 
Also see . . .  Wikipedia article on Fannie Lou Hamer. (Submitted on June 1, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
 
Located at the Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Garden image. Click for full size.
By Mark Hilton, May 22, 2021
3. Located at the Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Garden
Marker is to right
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 1, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 1, 2021, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.

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