Fannie Lou Hamer Papers, 1964-1967.


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.

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