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