DEATH / OBITUARIES : Fannie Lou Hamer has died, according to a statement posted online on March. 16, 2020.
We learned of the deceased through the following tribute posted on social media.
#TDIH Fannie Lou Hamer passed away (October 6, 1917 – March 14, 1977).
Hamer was the co-founder & vice-chair of the Freedom Democratic Party. Hamer also organized Mississippi’s Freedom Summer along with the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC).