Fannie Lou Hamer’s 1964 Speech to the Democratic National Convention

I admire this woman so much.  Read up on your Black (Women’s) History.  Black women activists worked on the community level, doing bottom-up activism in their neighborhoods, cities and states.  This activism was often termed “putting band aids on bullet wounds”- accomodationist but not revolutionary.  I challenge this notion.  As women charged with the nurturing of their communities (see: “other-mothers”), Black women activists had less freedom than their male counterparts within the Liberation Movement.  Many were mothers, grandmothers, wives and sisters whose obligations tied them to their community.

That’s all for now! I should be looking for a job…

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