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Fannie Lou Hamer {1917-1977} was born in Mississippi, the twentieth child of sharecroppers. She became a civil rights activist working with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), vigilantly working to expand voter registration. She survived brutal treatment, from forced sterilization to a vicious beating after being arrested for sitting in a “whites only” section at a bus station restaurant. Hamer co-founded the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party in 1964 in response to the Democratic Party’s efforts to block Black participation. She worked tirelessly for civil rights, women’s rights, and voters’ rights.

 

blank inside and measures 4.25”x5.5” folded, original linocut illustration, letterpress printed in reflex blue ink on 100% cotton paper, and accompanied by an A2 steel blue envelope.
Made in the United States by Blackbird Letterpress

Fannie Lou Hamer Card

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