Contains more than three thousand pieces of correspondence plus financial records, programs, photographs, newspaper articles, invitations, and other printed items by or about Fannie Lou Hamer--all digitized.
Outstanding digital archives. Features high quality audio of Fannie Lou Hamer interviews and speeches, transcripts in her handwriting and other digital object. The information on the pages in well written and reliable. Highly recommended.
In 1964, Hamer challenged Whitten for his seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. Although her name did not appear on the ballot, Hamer and other members of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party filed a formal challenge with Congress protesting the seating of the state's five white congressmen on the basis that whites had excluded African Americans from participation in the primary and general elections. Series 13 contains files devoted to the campaign and election contest in Congress.
The Black Freedom Struggle in the 20th Century includes primary source material from federal agencies, letters, papers, photographs, scrapbooks, financial records, and diaries relating to the Civil Rights movement in the latter half of the twentieth century.
The Chicago Defender has been a leading voice of the black community well beyond Chicago. This database offers downloadable PDF?s from each issue in published for the entire run of the newspaper, from 1910 to 1975.