We knowed [ sic ] this white man had done it White people never like to see Negroes get a little success. All of this stuff is no secret in the state of Mississippi. During the winters of through she attended the plantation's one-room school provided for the sharecroppers' children, open between picking seasons.
I Have a Dream: March on Washington Well, everybody I come to you with some good news and I have some bad news, as well. The bad news is that this will be my last blog post. I know it is sad, but the world will go on. Speaking of the world, would you all like to here my fantastic news?
Well, we have succeeded with our march for freedom in Washington, D. Yes, I can hardly believe it myself. Oh, for those of you who may be wondering, let me explain for you.
All right, so after quite a long time of thining, President Kennedy sent a civil rights bill to Congress. And on that faithful day, exactly one-hundred long days have passed since President Lincoln signed the "Emancipation Proclimation.
Anyway, throughout this whole confrontation, people from the NAACP tried and desperately yearned for a changing of the laws.
I really do like that group, so I am proud to say that I will be working there as a field secretary. Oh, but I remember that day when I was so excited to go register to vote. For a very prolonged time, people wanted something more from this government, myself included.
So we finally came up with an idea.
The ideal race for freedom, the March Against Washington. We decided that we initally wanted four things, passage of the Civil Rights Bill, integration of school, an end to job discrimination, and a program of job training.
I learned that overpeople showed up, just to fight for the real meaning of freedom. Oh, and that mighty Martin Luther King. It took real courage to stand up to all of the thousands of people and read that measly speech he wrote down. And it all began with "I have a dream. And maybe one day we will, and this will all be true.
I greatly agreed with his speech, and he had me nodding my head silly all the way.
That speech brought me to tears. I hope with all my heart that this segregation will end.
And we won't have to boycott buses, break stupid little meaningless laws, or anything of that sort. And with that, my bloggers I bid you farewell.
And I will leave you with a quote, something to think about, once said by the great President Kennedy. Maybe one day people will understand the true meaning and finally see America in new and different eyes.After her passing, Yette wrote that “Fannie Lou Hamer tried to feed and educate the children, to guard life and enhance its nobility.” article from the Afro American newspaper praising the pro-life, anti-poverty, pro-family work of Fannie Lou Hamer.
Fannie Lou Hamer was one of America's most important civil rights icons. But her health issues show that racism isn't just a social disease, it's a physical one. Fannie Lou Hamer, a leader of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, speaks before the credentials committee of the Democratic National Convention in Atlantic City on Aug.
22, Mar 14, · Watch video · Fannie Lou Hamer () was a civil rights activist whose passionate depiction of her own suffering in a racist society helped focus attention on the plight of African-Americans throughout. The youngest of twenty children of sharecroppers in rural Mississippi, Fannie Lou Hamer witnessed throughout her childhood the white cruelty, political exclusion, and relentless economic exploitation that defined black existence in the Delta.
Mar 14, · Watch video · Fannie Lou Hamer () was a civil rights activist whose passionate depiction of her own suffering in a racist society helped focus attention on the plight of African-Americans throughout.