Black History Trailblazers of the 1960s: Fannie Lou Hamer, The Voice of Change

In our ongoing celebration of Black History Month, we look back at some of the leaders, icons and pop culture juggernauts that helped to bring diversity, equity, inclusion and representation to the forefront of the American landscape — like these men and women who left their indelible mark on the 1960s. 


She may have come from the poor rural south, but with her passion, determination, and drive, Fannie Lou Townsend Hamer became one of the most powerful and admired voices for change in American Civil Rights history.

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