Fannie Lou Hamer’s Message Remains Relevant

“To be perfectly honest, it’s hard for me to stand up, and sing the national anthem. I stand up and I work my mouth, but I don’t always come through with the verses. “Oh say can you see, by the dawn’s early light? What so proudly we hailed..” 

Cause’ actually the land of the free and the home of the brave, has meant the land of the tree and the home of the grave for so many of us.”

-Fannie Lou Hamer

This centennial tribute to Fannie Lou Hamer contains footage from the documentary Fannie Lou Hamer’s America. The juxtaposition of footage of the past with present day events remind us that the work continues.


From Aspiring Humanitarian, Relando Thompkins-Jones

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3 Responses

  1. lady2soothe says:

    Football games are no place for politics… which is why you think we need to wave a giant piece of dyed fabric mass produced/manufactured in a Chinese sweatshop. Recite a Pledge of Allegiance to a country from a poem that doesn’t rhyme or sing the National Anthem written by a racist, pro-slavery, anti-black, anti-abolitionist who thought Blacks were mentally inferior and had the audacity to fight for their freedom who even went so far as to write in the 3rd stanza “NO REFUGE COULD SAVE THE HIRELING AND SLAVE. FROM THE TERROR OF FLIGHT OR THE GLOOM OF THE GRAVE”, and yet so many feel everyone should be forced stand and pay tribute… Its time for them to stop pretending their racism is patriotism.

  2. Producers says:

    Thanks for sharing our Centennial video on Aunt Fannie Lou on your page! Our documentary will be a true credit to her legacy. Something everyone will be proud of. Producers, Fannie Lou Hamer’s America.

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