Fannie Lou Hamer’s Fight For voting rights

I’d never heard before 1962 that Black people could register to vote.” (Fannie Lou Hamer)

With all of the hoopla within the Republican Party regarding their efforts to roll back voting rights, it is important now, during what is called Black History Month, to remember where we came from. Take a look at the brief video below depicting a brief history of Fannie Lou Hamer’s fight for voting rights in the USA – and this is just the fight as it relates to African Americans, and doesn’t mention the issues surrounding the fight for the right of women to vote!

Additionally, don’t let us forget how important it is, at the same time that we defend voting rights, to fight for an independent political party that will consistently represent working-class interests in Congress. The Democratic and Republican parties will not do it and only represent the interests of big business and the right of capitalism to exploit the working-class. #WeNeedALaborParty


YouTube-PeopleTV: In 1962, Fannie Lou Hamer was ready to cast her first ballot – but Mississippi wasn’t ready to let her vote. Denied registration, she fought for rights for Black Americans.


YouTube-PeopleTV: Civil rights legend Fannie Lou Hamer is remembered by those who worked side by side with her in the struggle for voting rights. An African-American sharecropper from the Mississippi Delta, Hamer’s difficulty registering to vote in 1962 led to her career as an outspoken activist, congressional candidate, and fierce fighter for the rights of all.


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