28 Days Of #BlackHistory โœŠ๐Ÿฟ

Fannie Lou Hammer was born October 6th, 1972 in Montgomery, Mississippi. Hammer is a historical figure who lived her life by manifesting a positive change within her community and beyond.

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Hammer served as the Co-founder and Vice Chair of the โ€œ Freedom Democratic Party โ€œ. The FDP was created to establish power and obtain systematic rights in Mississippi for people of color, who werenโ€™t allowed to vote at the time.

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Hammer helped organize the โ€œStudent nonviolent coordinating committeeโ€ ( SNCC) and  the โ€œMississippi Freedom Summer Campaign โ€œ . The SNCC played a major role in the civil rights movement era and generated thousands of supporters.

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 The Mississippi Freedom Summer Campaign was designed to register as many African Americans to vote as possible within Mississippi. The campaign later expanded to create housing, educational development in small towns and multiple community centers.