Fannie Lou Hamer Risked Her Life for the Right to Vote

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Fannie Lou Hamer, a voting rights activist, suffered unspeakable violence and intimidation at the hands of white supremacists and police. Her response: to elevate her cause by launching a long-shot campaign for the U.S. Senate. ​From the Show: She the People: Votes for Women

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