A short documentary on the life of Fannie Lou Hamer (1917 - 1977), leader of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Includes Hamer's recollections about the early civil rights movement. Hamer speaks about her early exposure to voting rights and her conversion to the campaign for human rights, about her torture at the hands of Mississippi police, and about the Justice Department's attitude toward the violation of her civil rights. Recorded by WRBC News, Jackson, Mississippi. Produced by Katherine Jones, with material provided by Ed King and technical assistance by WRBC's Andrew Love.
This recording has been digitally preserved as part of Pacifica's American Women Making History and Culture: 1963-1982 grant preservation project, and is available for research and reference . Please contact the archives via telephone: 818-506-1077 or email: americanwomen at pacificaradioarchives dot org for information on how to obtain a copy of this program. Thank you.