Fannie Lou Hamer
On this day…March 14, 1977 the human rights movement lost an icon. Voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer passed away from cancer at the tender age of 59. She will always be remembered for her stirring political rhetoric and her tireless efforts in helping the poor of Mississippi. She co-founded the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party in 1964 which was established to challenge Mississippi’s all-white anti-civil rights delegation. She will fondly be remembered for coining the phrase, “I’m sick and tired of being sick and tired.” This has been a Breath of My Ancestors Minute w/Ty Gray-EL…We Must Never Forget.