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Fannie Lou Townsend Hamer

March 14th in African American History – Fannie Lou Townsend Hamer

March 14, 1977 Fannie Lou Townsend Hamer, voting rights activist and civil rights leader, died. Hamer was born October 6, 1917 in Sunflower, Mississippi. In 1961, without her knowledge or consent, Hamer was sterilized by a white doctor as part of the state of Mississippi’s plan to reduce the number of poor blacks in the […]

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Stokely Carmichael

November 15th in African American History – Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael)

November 15, 1998 Kwame Ture (Stokely Carmichael), political activist and one of the first users of the term “Black Power”, died. Carmichael was born June 29, 1941 in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. He earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy from Howard University in 1964. While at Howard, Carmichael became involved with the Nonviolent […]

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