Now instead of showing a lovely throwback photo of your’s truly, I’m taking the focus off me and putting the spotlight on the men and women who fought, bleed, and died for the basic rights I have now. Next month we can go back the narcissist that is Mimi von Tease.
To start us off, I can think of no one other than Fannie Lou Hamer.
Fannie Lou was an American voting rights activist and civil rights leader. Born in 1917 and dies in 1977, she was the Vice-Chair of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party for whom she attended the 1964 Democratic National Convention as such. She ran for Congress in 1964 and 1965, and was a member of Mississippi official delegation to the Democratic National Convention of 1968.
She died at the age of 59. Her tombstone has one of her famous quotes, “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.
“The first lesson a revolutionary must learn is that he is a doomed man”. -Huey P Newton