Fannie Lou Hamer Papers, 1964-1967.


Fannie Lou Hamer Papers, 1964-1967.


Fragmentary photocopied correspondence of a leader of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, together with news releases, all concerning the National Committee for Free Elections in Sunflower and Mrs. Hamer's other civil rights activities.

0.1 c.f. (1 folder)

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SNAC Resource ID: 6839896

Wisconsin Historical Society Archives

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