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Fannie Lou Hamer

AKA Fannie Lou Townsend

Born: 6-Oct-1917
Birthplace: Ruleville, MS
Died: 14-Mar-1977
Location of death: Mound Bayou, MS
Cause of death: Cancer - Breast
Remains: Buried, Fannie Lou Hamer Memorial Garden, Ruleville, MS

Gender: Female
Race or Ethnicity: Black
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Activist
Party Affiliation: Democratic [1]

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Organizer, Mississippi Freedom Summer


[1] Vice Chairman, Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party.

Husband: Perry Hamer ("Pap", m. 1942, two daughters adopted)
Daughter: Dorothy Jean (adopted)
Daughter: Virgie Ree (adopted)

    Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee
    Sterilized 1961 (without her knowledge)
    National Women's Hall of Fame 1993

    FILMOGRAPHY AS ACTOR
    Festival! (23-Oct-1967) · Herself


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