1. Fannie Lou Hamer – Suffragist, Citizen, Everywoman Extraordinaire

    By Gwen McKinney (October 6, 1917 – March 14, 1977)When Tennessee approved the 19th Amendment on August 18, 1920, it was the culmination of the long march to women’s suffrage. Full citizenship and voting rights would become exclusive for some American women and doggedly elusive for many others. The year that amendment was ratified, a […]

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