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Who Is Activist, Ella Baker
"From Wonder Media Network I'm Jenny. Kaplan and this is encyclopedia will Manica. Very. Excited to present our. September. This month we're talking about activists. Women who stood up and fought against injustice and for a better world today, we're talking about a woman who doesn't often receive the recognition she deserves for her behind the scenes activism. As a prolific activist, she had a hand in society changing work major civil rights leaders turned to her for her organizational skills. Let's talk about Ella Josephine Baker. Sisters in the struggle for human dignity and freedom. I am here to represent. The struggle that has gone on for three hundred years. Ella Baker was born on December thirteenth nineteen o three in Norfolk Virginia. She grew up in North Carolina on the very same land where her grandparents were enslaved a few decades earlier. Ella's mother was part of the Local Missionary Association. She helped feed their hungry neighbors and encouraged women to be a force for positive change this activism and kindness stuck with Allah. Ellis studied at Shaw University in Raleigh North Carolina and graduated as Class Valedictorian nineteen twenty seven shortly after she moved to New York City in Nineteen thirty ELA joined several women's organizations and served as national director of the Young Negroes Cooperative League that organization focused on supporting the economic development of the black community in nineteen forty Ella started working as a field secretary for the N. Double A. C., p. she moved up to work as director of branches after just three years. She later also served as the president of the New York. City branch. Then in Nineteen fifty-six, Ella Co created the organization in French. Which bought the oppressive Jim Crow laws in the south. The following year a move to Atlanta to help with Martin Luther King Junior's Organization the southern Christian Leadership Conference. At that time, the SC L. C. was a brand new venture. It was created after successes like the Montgomery bus boycott black leaders including Martin Luther. King Junior created the organization to assemble more boycotts and. Throughout the south. But for the venture to be successful, it would take a masterful organizer while Martin Luther King Junior took the reins as the SEC's public figurehead Ella worked behind the scenes setting the organization's agenda and framing the issues. She organized the crusade for citizenship a campaign to support voting rights. For African Americans, she also helped Rodney Atlanta s ELC headquarters and even served as a temporary director for several months after the resignation of the previous office holder, Ellis desire to focus on the issues and to have influence over the. Direction often clashed with the group's main. Right, as ellos considering resigning in nineteen sixty radical act of civil disobedience inspired her to take a new direction on February first black college students in Greensboro. North Carolina where I'm from refused to leave a lunch counter. Worth's where they'd been denied service for Joseph McNeil Franklin McCain and their to college dorm mates that time was February first one, thousand, nine, hundred, sixty. The day they walked into a Greensboro. Woolworth's and sat down at the segregated lunch counter. Ella wrote a letter that encourage students across the south to join forces and take similar acts of protest. She also organized a meeting at Shaw University for the students who spearheaded the citizens from those meetings, the student nonviolent coordinating committee or Snick was created. snick would have a profound impact on the civil rights movement. Ella encourage snack to focus on practicing group centered activism rather than leader centered activism in contrast to the SE L. C.'s leadership style with Mlk at the forefront. Under, this method, of Leadership Snick ran many successful initiatives including the nineteen sixty one freedom rides and the nineteen sixty, four freedom summer and Mississippi L. continued her activism through the sixties. She was also a consultant for the Southern Conference Education Fund and organize the Mississippi Freedom Democratic. Party she later returned to New York City and continued her work until she passed away on. December thirteenth nineteen eighty six. She was eighty three years old. Ella Baker was an incredible driving force behind much of the public civil rights work. We learn about in school while she never sought the spotlight she was committed to improving life for future generations
"mississippi freedom democratic party" Discussed on KQED Radio
"More at safety action center, not pg dot com. Coming up in eight o'clock a half an hour from now. Science Friday. The topic. One of the topics is skin Science Cove. It has led some people to shower less. The upside better skin joined science Friday for the history of why we started showering in the first place and redefine healthy skin. Les will hear about Aya was devastating to rate show weather event and why it was so unexpected. It's 7 30. Good evening. This is fresh air. I'm Dave Davies in for Terry Gross. Let's get back to Terry's 2014 interview about Freedom Summer a movement in 1964 to open the poles to African Americans in Mississippi. Freedom. Summer was organized by Snick. The Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, which brought down about 700 students, mostly white students from the North to help register African Americans to vote. Racism was so institutionalized in Mississippi that it was dangerous for black people to register. The presence of the white students helped focus national attention on what African Americans were facing. Harry spoke to Charles Cobb, one of the organizers of Freedom Summer and with Stanley Nelson, who directed a documentary about freedom Summer now streaming on PBS dot or GE. Nelson explained how freedom summer led to the formation of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. 1964 was a presidential election year and Lyndon Johnson would be nominated for for the presidency in Atlantic City. So the idea of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party was to take an alternate delegation. To the convention in Atlantic City and try to obtain the right to be seated as opposed to the regular delegation from Mississippi. The regular delegation from Mississippi was all white. It was no way an African American person could become part of that delegation, and that was against the rules of the Democratic National Convention. So the idea was we will. We will take our own delegation, which is integrated, and we'll take that and get a hearing at the Democratic National Convention and be seated as the delegation from Mississippi instead of what was called a regular delegation. The all White delegation Charles Cobb did the members of Snake who organized Mississippi Freedom Summer think that the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party would actually be seated. At the Democratic Convention and be allowed to replace the official Mississippi delegation. Did you see it as a more symbolic action, or did you think we have a chance? In the real world of politics. This might actually happen. I think most of the delegation felt they would be seated and many and sneak and core felt the delegation would be seated. Our lawyer, Joe Row famous Democratic Party lawyer Was encouraging on this point. If you can get the story out, you will be seated and I think the delegation would have been seated accepted. Lyndon Johnson pulled all his political levers ruthlessly. To force sympathetic Democrat from the north and from the West, in particular to back away from the M F D P. Let me add something about about the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party in the and the convention, the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party got what it wanted at the convention. It's got its hearing at the convention, and it had an incredible lineup, which was televised from the convention. So Martin Luther King spoke in favor of the Mississippi Democratic Party. Redish Warner, whose husband had recently been killed, spoke and Fannie Lou Hamer was kind of like the cleanup hitter. She was the final speaker who spoke eloquently about what it meant to be African American Mississippian and denied her right and they really won the day. I mean, they had won, they had swayed the convention to their side. Until Lyndon Johnson stepped in. What did President Johnson do to prevent to try to prevent the Mississippi delegation from being seated at the convention? He threatened people, he said, You know, you want to be a judge. Not if you support the M F D p He used Hubert Humphrey as his hatchet man. In fact, Us dangling the vice presidency over he would hump for his head saying, You want to be vice president. The vice presidential candidate. You help me squash this challenge by the Mississippi. Democratic Party. He used the labor unions water, Ruth. Told Martin Luther King, If you back the FDP, don't look for any more money from us to Martin with the King's credit. He never backed away from the M F D P. This's a political ruthlessness. That's not unusual in American politics. You've seen it with Tammany Hall politicians. You saw it with a Dick daily political machine. And you've seen it in Boston and Other places. It's that kind of political ruthlessness that was brought to bear at the 1964 Democratic Party National Convention to make sure That that m f d p Freedom Democratic Party delegation didn't get seated. What is your understanding of why LBJ didn't want the alternate delegation seated. He had already signed the Civil Rights Act. He worked really hard to get that past. So what was his fear? Well, I think you know LBJ was a complicated man. You know, he wanted the Democratic National Convention to be kind of a coronation. You know of him and for it to go very, very smoothly from all indications he was really paranoid that Bobby Kennedy had a plan and that any disruption in the convention would then allow Bobby Kennedy To enact his plan, and his plan, then would be to kind of sees the mo mentum and somehow place himself in position to get the nomination for the presidency of the United States. It's ridiculous, but from multiple sources that we did in the film that was part of Johnson's thinking. So a compromise was reached. What was the compromise? I don't think a compromise was was ever really reached. And Charlie, you should probably proposed. I'll put it that way. No, it wasn't proposed amount now. No, no Bob Moses, Fannie Lou Hamer Ed King, who was a member of the delegation, Aaron Henry, who was the head of the delegation. Several other people were in conversation, inhuman Humphrey's hotel suite about a compromise. If Green, who was congresswoman from Oregon, had put a very serious proposal on the table, saying that Each delegation would that be asked to swear loyalty to the Democratic Party and to the presidential Nominee that emerged out of convention and delegates who swore that would be seated both from the M F, D P and the All White because The Mississippi delegation had come to Atlantic City, the Democratic Party National Convention. Having announced their support for Barry Goldwater. Precisely because that's one of the aftermath of the 1960 for Civil Rights Act. What happened during this meeting Wass, somebody knock on the door. And said, Turn on the television and look and there was Walter Mondale announcing a compromise. Now that compromise and not been discussed with the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. In the compromise, he announced Wass that the Democratic Party was prepared to seat Two Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party delegates as honorary delegates, and then they proceeded the name who those delegates would be Fannie Lou Hamer and Edwin King. And they would be given some kind of special status. At the convention. Well, what irritated the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party People wass that one they presumed a name who the two diets.
"mississippi freedom democratic party" Discussed on Scene On Radio
"The Nation's response to the killing of white civil rights workers drove home a central point of Freedom Summer Volunteer Robbie. Osman told me for the first time. He really grasped the double standard that valued white lives more than black lives a double standard. Not just in the south but embedded in. Us Culture the very reason that we were there as white college students was that unless the country's attention was focused by by the presence of those people that this country was accustomed to caring about namely White College Students Nothing would happen. And if it was only people who this country was not accustomed to carrying about namely Black Mississippians. Then nothing would happen. And I think that what embarrasses me is the extent to which I was capable of forgetting are underestimating that. I'm it's not that I didn't know it it's that I didn't feel it. You will look out. Their new highway patrol would be sitting in white and police would be right here. They would always be because this was the corner. You know aaliyah. During the summer of Nineteen Sixty four UNITA blackwell's home became a focal point. For Civil Rights Activity as project director for Issaquah County in the Delta Blackwell had summer volunteers sleep on the floor effort to room house. And she oversaw the county's voter registration efforts because it was album daily operation. You know it wasn't like you was at home and going to prepare Get up and clean up your house and and do a meal and sit around and talk to people are good workers. I'm this was it. You know you ate. You slept you. Did everything in terms of voter registration volunteer Joe. More of Minnesota and Mississippi and Rosie head were among those who spent the summer looking for potential black voters and members for the new Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. So men going going door to door. Usually we were in pairs. While we were always in pairs usually a black person and a white person we will go from house to house and talk to people and try to encourage them to come out meetings and explain to them how they could get registered to vote in what you know good. It would do them if they could get ready to be a home on the side of the road and you'd have to park your car and you knew that if anybody came by while you were parked there if it was anybody who is related to the clan of the White Citizens Council or some racist. They know your car and your license plate so you're immediately putting the people you're talking to at risk a lot of time. We will get put out of the people they wouldn't let us pay as the gate or they'll just say They didn't want to talk to us. They didn't want to be involved in the maze and they would just be afraid to talk on the surface. The voter registration drive failed out of half a million black mississippians of voting age. Fewer than two thousand were approved as voters during freedom. Summer but that was expected the point was to show the country. How the state systematically disenfranchised black voters at the same time though a lot more black people signed up for the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party which would soon make history at the Democratic National Convention..
"mississippi freedom democratic party" Discussed on Let's Get Civical
"Oh Lee. So she was given the name cokie by her brother. Thomas who had trouble pronouncing Kerlin show stuck in okay. Perfect to her father was Thomas Hale boggs senior a former Democratic majority leader of the House who served in Congress for more than three decades before he disappeared on a campaign campaign flight in Alaska. Like just gone in. Nineteen seventy-two literally all. Npr wrote about that. That was the lowest ended. We'RE GONNA circle back into an update presumed dead. Yes but the fact that the whole sentences. Her father was a congressperson and then his plane disappeared. It was down. Oh found the plane. All dead just disappeared. Yeah Hey hey planes because you can just disappear you just disappear. So her father disappeared on a campaign flight in Alaska in nineteen seventy two. Her mother Lindy Claiborne. Boggs took her husband's seat and served for seventeen years. La La Ninety. Thank you lady that he bugs. I was like Oh my God I mean this is thanks. Liberty wore one might or nine. She also served. Lindy also served as the US ambassador to the Vatican. Oh so that was super interesting. S Cookie Roberts is the only member of her immediate family not to run for Congress. Oh my God. I am the black sheep right at Thanksgiving. Aw but we're cookie. Roberts considered her role as a journalist and political analysis analyst as her way of like giving back and I mean she's not obviously not in the political world. Obviously that's her life's were met. She won Roberts numerous awards during her long journalism including three emmys. The Edward R Murrow award. She was inducted into the broadcasting and Cable Hall of fame. Love and she was recognized by the American women in Radio and Television as one of the fifty. Greatest Women in the history of broadcasting. Yeah cokie Roberts Zakharov cookie robbery love that I was. That was one of those. Like you know where you get the alerts on your phone that so and so is dead hand. Yeah it's a bummer of your Aubert's okay. I don't know if we can get this going. This like connection between people. The next one is completely different. Great I all of them are completely different. Great Okay so my next one is Fannie Lou Hammer and so this is all coming from the women's National History Museum And Debra Michaels who edited this piece. It's such a great website the national hip What do you have any loo? No but I have somebody who she who the person who wrote your material row yours material for somebody that we have similar interests. Okay this is fanny Lou Hammer. So Hammer was born on October. Six nineteen seventeen in Montgomery County Mississippi the twentieth and last child of Sharecroppers Luella and James Townsend. She grew up in poverty and at age. Six Hammer joined her family picking cotton by age twelve. She left school to work in. Nineteen forty four. She married Perry Hammer and the couple toiled on the Mississippi plantation owned by B. D. marlow until nineteen sixty two. So this sort of background information about her. This is like it all comes to so nineteen sixty. One Hammer received a hysterectomy by white doctor without her consent. Undergoing surgery to remove a uterine tumor such forced sterilization of black women as a way to reduce the black population was so widespread that it was dubbed a Mississippi Appendectomy. Oh I know yeah so. That's summer the summer of nineteen sixty one hammer attended a meeting led by civil rights activists James Foreman of the student nonviolent coordinating committee or the S. MCC C. And James Bevan of the southern Christian Leadership Conference the SEC Hammer was incensed by efforts to deny blacks the right to vote she became an S. NCC organizer and on August thirty first nineteen sixty two lead seventeen volunteers to register to vote at the Indian Ola Mississippi. Courthouse denied the right to vote due to an unfair literacy tests. The group was harassed on their way home when police stopped their bus and find them one hundred dollars for a trumped up charge that the bus was to yellow. What I know I know Jesus Christ in June of nineteen sixty three after successfully registering to vote hammer and several other. Black women were arrested for sitting in a whites. Only bus station restaurant in Charleston South Carolina at jailhouse she and several of the women were brutally beaten leaving hammer with a lifelong injury from a blood clot in her eye. Kidney damage and like damage so nineteen sixty four hammers. National Reputation soared as she co founded the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party which challenged the local democratic parties effort to block Black Participation Hammer and other IM- FTP members went to the Democratic National Convention. That year arguing to be recognized as the official delegation when Hammer spoke before the credentials committee calling for a mandatory mandatory. Integrated states delegations president Lyndon Johnson held a televised press conference so she would not get any television. Oh she was so afraid of her. Wow but her speech with its poignant. Description of racial prejudice in the south was televised later by nineteen sixty eight hammers vision for a Racial Party. And delegations had become a reality and hammer was a member of. Mississippi's first integrated delegation. Wow Hammer Victoria gray and and divine became the first black women to stand in the US. Congress when they unsuccessfully protested a Mississippi House election Then in Nineteen seventy-one. Hammer helped found the national women's Political Caucus. Wow Yeah and so. This is other sort of facts. Frustrated by the political process hammer turned to economics as a strategy for greater racial equality in nineteen sixty eight. She began a pig bank to provide free pigs for black farmers to breed raise and slaughter a year later. She launched the freedom farm cooperative buying land so that blacks could own and farm collectively with the assistance of donors. She purchased six hundred and forty acres and launched a cup store boutique and sewing enterprise. She singlehandedly ensured that two hundred units of low income housing were built many still exist today. The F. C. Or the freedom farm cooperative lasted until the mid nineteen seventies at its heyday. It was among the largest employers in the Sunflower County and then in nineteen seventy seven hammer of breast cancer at the age of fifty nine. But she's like a credited as like when you talk about the people who suffrage movements yes especially like you know feminist suffrage move people Fannie Lou Hammer is like often left off the list but she was like insert like she was one of the first women to do first black women to do so many things and like and like really what is effectively. What we now call micro grants. Yeah like I don't know if that she invented them. I don't know the history of micro me as a black woman in the south yeah was effectively putting two purpose micro grants for the betterment of the community. That's crazy love Fannie Lou. Wow Great. We'll we're going to do my complement to that. Which I'm sure you've heard of this person. I just I felt like I I had heard of her. Yeah and I didn't know as much as I should about her? Yeah he's definitely somebody who's talked about but not forgiving space but not enough so we're giving space. This is also. This is the link for this one coming from the National Women's History Museum with information written by Debra michaels goodness high some talk about Shirley Chisholm. Okay yes Shirley. So Shirley Anita's eight hill. Chisholm was the first African American woman in Congress and the first woman and African American to seek the nomination for president of the United States from one of the two major political parties. Yeah so she was born in Brooklyn New York on November heyhoe on November thirtieth nineteen twenty four. She was the oldest of four daughters to immigrant. Parents Charles Saint Hill. Who's a factory worker from? Guyana and Ruby Seal Saint Hill who was a seamstress from Barbados Love Shirley graduated from Brooklyn College where her professors encouraged her to get into politics but she considered herself to have quote a double handicap being both black and female ti so she. After graduating from Brooklyn college she worked in a nursery school and then went on to get her master's in Early Childhood Education. From Columbia. Even though she had like pushed the political stuff away she did start to get involved in local clubs which is like her trajectory is like star local our local and work your way up and she. I mean her. Biography is amazing and you know obviously so she was. She got her masters from Columbia. She got involved with the League of Women. Voters the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People and W. P. The Urban League and the Democratic Party Club in bed. Stuy Brooklyn Lovat. So she was like I'm Gonna. She was like no. I said No. I'm going to like involve our her. Yeah Yeah so then. In nineteen sixty four Chisholm ran for and became the second African American in the New York. State legislature yes love it and then in nineteen sixty eight. She ran for and won her seat in Congress. Yes she yes black woman and Congress. Thank you dean sixty eight nineteen that is that is like literally they same time that Fannie Lou Hammer stuff is going down then okay so then She was fighting Shirley as they she was that was that was her nickname her name. She introduced more than fifty pieces of legislation in Congress and championed racial and gender equality the plight of the poor and ending the Vietnam War. Thank you Shirley Shirley. She was a CO founder of the National Women's political caucus teen seventy one and in nineteen seventy seven became the first black woman and second woman ever to serve on the powerful house. Rules Committee She so cool she so. In nineteen seventy two. She ran for the Democratic Party. Presidential nomination ran into some speed bumps much like our friend. Fanny I imagine. She was blocked from participating in televised primary debates. Yup and after taking legal action was permitted to make just one speech like Jesus the same story. It's the same story like Jesus. Battery like boy. Did Jesus give a speech? Did you miss televised? I know the same parallels yeah stories. So yeah so. She was blocked from participating in televised primary debates and after taking legal action was permitted to make just one speech still students women and minorities followed the Chisholm trail. She entered twelve primaries in earned. One hundred fifty two of the electoral delegates which was ten percent of the total. Yeah that's not that's not bad. That's not it's not bad despite an under-financed campaign contentiousness from the predominantly male congressional black caucus. She was absorbed by all that she was able to get ten percent of the vote. She retired from Congress in nineteen eighty. Three she served a long time. Yeah that's a long time. Say Twenty years and then she taught at Mount Holyoke College and Co founded. The National Political Congress of Black Women Love. She moved to Florida in Nineteen ninety-one. Good get some raise. Outta here get some Sun. At some point I forget which president was but somebody was like. Hey do you want to be ambassador to this thing? And she's like I've done my way and then she died in two thousand five mile while I know so amazing. Yep He's crazy amazing. We're going to take a quick break for a little word from our sponsors support.
"mississippi freedom democratic party" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Like MalcolmX a playwright named Lorraine Hansberry had a key role in the transformation of African American consciousness hands were it was the first black woman to have a show produced on Broadway it was the nineteen fifty nine play a raisin in the sun a story about a black working class family in Chicago trying to escape the ghetto it became a Broadway hit and a Hollywood movie but the themes in a raisin in the sun also spoke directly to questions about what it means to be black in America historian Rhonda Williams she has this reach where she's able to talk to a different audience right a theater audience where we mostly see white liberals who are coming experiences there so she has this form to talk to people it is pretty profile and she has a black woman breaking boundaries that had never been broken before Lorraine Hansberry grew up on the south side of Chicago her parents were leading civil rights activists to challenge laws banning minorities from certain Chicago neighborhoods in three gave the following speech as part of a panel discussion on liberal activism in nineteen sixty four at new York's town hall forum in spring was frustrated that liberals work helping enough in the freedom struggle here's an excerpt as I said I wrote a letter to The New York Times about the fact that I am of a generation of negroes that comes after a whole lot of other generations my father for instance who was you know real American type American successful businessman very civic minded so for was a sort of American put a great deal of money a great deal of his really extraordinary talents a great deal of passion to everything that we say is the American way of going after goal as the say that he moved his family into a restricted area where the only was a supposed to live and then proceeded to fight the case and the court all the way to the Supreme Court of the United States because because the great deal of money it involved the system for then double ACP attorneys and so on this is the way of struggling that everyone says is the proper way to do and it eventually resulted in a decision against restrictive covenants which is very famous has very versus leave and that was very much a plug the problem is the name of the just the segregated city Chicago now as they were then and my father died a disillusioned exile in another country that is the reality that I'm faced with when I got up and I read that some negroes my own age and younger say that we must now lie down in the streets tied up traffic stop ambulances do whatever we can take to the hills of necessary with some guns and fight back you see this is this is the difference I wrote to the times and said you know can you understand that this is the perspective from which we are now speaking it isn't as if we got up today and said you know what can we do to irritate America you know it's because that since sixteen nineteen negroes have tried every method of communication of transformation of the situation from petitions to the vote everything we've tried all there isn't anything that has been exhausted isn't rather remarkable that we can talk about the people who are publishing newspapers while they were still in slavery in eighteen twenty seven six seven doing everything writing editorials for a long time you know playwright Lorraine Hansberry's speaking at the town hall forum in New York City in nineteen sixty four seven months later Hansberry died of cancer at the age of thirty four the next speaker was once described as one of the most consequential and yet one of the least honored people in America she's been called the godmother of the modern civil rights movement because she played a pivotal organizing role for the N. double ACP for doctor Martin Luther king junior and for young black activists in the nineteen sixties her name Ella Baker elevators phenomenal historian Rhonda Williams Ella Baker is the woman who was a visionary she is the woman who has been behind the scenes a lot of organizations to sustain and to carry for the mission of fighting for racial justice in progress for all people in the summer of nineteen sixty four Ella Baker was the keynote speaker at the first convention of the Mississippi freedom Democratic Party or an FTP Baker and other voting rights organizer's form the MFDP to challenge the Mississippi whites only Democratic Party Mississippi was one of the deadliest places in the south to fight for racial justice but Baker was fearless she convinced a generation of young organizer is that the way to force massive change in the racially repressive self was to harness the power of local people in truth I do not consider this a political convention in the usual turned I consider this a demonstration on the part of the people of Mississippi that they are determined to be a part of the ballot politics of this country.
The unstoppable Fannie Lou Hamer
"She walked with a limp. She had a blood clot behind her eye from being severely beaten in Mississippi jail. Her name was was Fannie Lou Hamer. She was the youngest of twenty children born to black sharecroppers in Mississippi and in late nineteen sixty four for president Lyndon B Johnson was absolutely terrified of her why she was about to make make an appeal before the credentials panel at the Democratic National Convention. The potential implications were profound. Hamer represented the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party a racially integrated coalition of delegates Hamer wanted to challenge the seats of the current aren't all white democratic delegation from their state saying that they were in violation of the party's rules because they had systematically excluded excluded black citizens according to Time magazine. Johnson was worried that Hamer speech could offend the Southern Democrats whose votes he needed for reelection he wanted her silenced but Hamer had a following that rivaled that of Dr Martin Luther Author King Junior and she would not go unheard. Hamer was born in one thousand nine hundred seventeen in the Mississippi Delta. The share cropping system kept her parents in debt and without enough food to feed their twenty children in the Winter Hebrew tied rags on her feet because she often didn't have shoes. She started picking cotton when she was six years old. Aw Hamer started her civil rights work in nineteen sixty one after she was sterilized without consent during what it should have been a minor surgery she tried to register to vote in one thousand nine hundred sixty two but was turned away after she failed illiteracy literacy tests which were used in the south to discourage black people from voting the clerk asked Hamer complicated questions like interpreting the state constitution after she failed the test. She told the clerk she'd be back when Hamer returned to the plantation in that day. She was fired from her job but she wasn't defeated. Hamer became a student nonviolent. Coordinating Committee a community organizer and helped found the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party in reaction to the lack of integration in the state's Democratic Party party as a candidate from the party. She ran for Congress in nineteen sixty four against democratic incumbent Jamie L whitten at that year's Democratic Democrat National Convention. Hey made her way to the stage through a crowd of men who refused to make space for her other members of the civil rights movement including Martin Luther King Junior spoke but all eyes were on her. She then talked for thirteen minutes Mr Chairman and to could dentures committee. My name is Mrs Fannie Lou Hamer. She called for mandatory delegation an integration and recounted her experience trying to register to vote. It was the thirty first of all the night being the eighteen of US travel. Put the six miles the county courthouse in in the normal tried to register to become first. I player Hamer describes being arrested in beaten in Mississippi jail after white waitress at a rest. Stop refused her service. That's how she got the blood clot. All of this is own account. We won't be registered to become first-class. NFL Freedom Democratic Party is not beating not after her testimony humor and other other Freedom Party members discovered that Johnson a wildly tough politician had held a news conference so that national television networks could he cover her testimony live. She was livid but Johnson's efforts to silencer didn't work that that night in a hot Atlantic City Hotel Room Hamer and the rest of the country watched her testimony broadcast in prime time on the evening news news less than a year later. Congress passed the Voting Rights Act and at the nineteen sixty eight convention in Chicago. He became team the first African American to be seated as a delegate. She received a standing ovation.
"mississippi freedom democratic party" Discussed on American History Tellers
"Maginness August twenty third nineteen sixty four you're an FBI agent assigned to infiltrate monitor civil rights activists. You're meeting with your boss FBI assistant, director Dc Deloitte in a room at the Atlantis hotel and casino in Atlantic City. Hotels, adjacent to boardwalk hall side of this year's democratic national convention loads. Looks at his no pan. Let's say you're working on the Mississippi freedom Democratic Party, congress of racial equality and student nonviolent coordinating committee. Yes, sir. Plus Martin Luther King impaired reston. What's the status of the electron avalance? We have devices place in all hotel rooms and meeting rooms that those groups will use during the convention, the only hold up as the king and Russ and rooms we are yet where they're stay the president and director are counting on us. We cannot have any surprises Deloitte is number three official in the bureau. He's leading the Cohen, tell pro operation the convention, you know, he's ambitious and views himself as Hoover's heir-apparent long with. Just about everyone else in the bureau and this operation was commissioned by president Johnson himself. So you wonder if deloche is maneuvering to have LBJ appoint him to replace the director sooner rather than later, we are prepared, sir. Once we know where king arrested will be well, install microphones and get wiretaps. We'll be doing black bag jobs nightly on all rooms looking for documents drugs and other contraband, the directors especially interested in Dr king, as you know, we've been monitoring his tell rooms for months. Yes, sir. I supervise one of those installations, then you know, he has been involved in several the as on with women late night parties and things. Yes. Those sorts of details should be included in a separate report for the directors is only and should not be shared with anyone from the White House. I cannot stress that enough. Understood sir, king's room should be monitored by a trusted agent to his notes in the tapes should be brought directly to me to not hand them over to clerk for transcription. Yes, sir. I'll be updating the. White House director Hoover in real time. So reports should be filed in a timely manner. Absolutely, sir. And they're very interested to know of any demonstrations picketing press conference other public events ahead of time. Okay. What about disruption, we have informants and all of those groups? Yes. And we have someone in every strategy meeting. They have orders to create disgreements disruptions complicate the discussions you page through your notes, we've arraigned for NBC press credentials for fourteen agents. One of our reporter agents has gained the confidence. Several leaders in the Mississippi freedom Democratic Party good. Have they obtained any insights? You'd be surprised how many people are to open up to reporters we've had several off the record conversations with leaders of the target groups already. Excellent. I can't stress enough. How much is riding on that? The president is really putting pressure on the director your orders in this monitoring operation have come to wreck from president Lyndon Johnson. The president believes his reelection depends on the success of your work is civil rights becomes the focus of media coverage. He could lose white votes in the south you shut your notebook shove it into your bag. Your I ask is check your informants to see. What room the Reverend Dr Martin Luther King junior will occupy that room when he bugs and wiretaps. FBI assistant director Dc Deloitte, later claimed in his memoirs that the civil rights monitoring operation was legal under a law that allowed the FBI to contribute to presidential security, but security was not the goal of the nineteen sixty four democratic national convention authorisation and most of the tactics placing microphones tapping phone lines without a court order and break ins what the bureau referred to as black bag jobs were simply illegal Hoover and Johnson had a personal connection for years..
"mississippi freedom democratic party" Discussed on AM 970 The Answer
"Unraveling democracy and start attacking just people having access to the ballot. It snowballs. I and the golden gopher and they go further, and so what you've seen in in even in North Carolina. It's really it's a it's an ongoing struggle in a ballot. That now they're actually just pass the voter ID law that folks have been pushing back for years and years and years, you're looking at Gerry mammoth, some of the worst gerrymandering in the country happened in south and North Carolina. Which is why you you can get more democratic votes yet. You get the Democrats get less because they'll come back the dish. I think we've got to see all this has been a orchestrated concerted effort and strategy by publican Pap party to undermine the democratic process. This is what I said over and over again, if we take this outback change a nation in those former slaves except the ratio number between blacks advice if it looks like sample in North Carolina like five thousand blacks on registered on a thousand more than Cohen changes everything in Georgia for six hundred thousand on the books on registered voters. So when when when the black votes are come to live in the south connects is why Brown allies, it changes everything for the whole nation. Yes. Right. Absolutely. From Jackson that decisively. Why lightbulbs matter we literally created by vocalist? All right in our co-founded. We've studied the movement. We study what happened in Mississippi freedom Democratic Party. We we studied the election patterns. We studied law part of what we know is we know that literally the black vote paralytic, and it's always been on the forefront. It's always been on the vanguard progressive change in this country. Always and the south at all his lands away. There's been this idea of we've got this red state blue state in many ways, the south has been kind of written off even by the Democratic Party because in presidential elections because the based on that strategy, but when you really look at progressive power, right where you really can flip and shift this nation is really is in the south is in the south and keep places outside region as well. But that minimally when we allow the voting rights of black folk in Alabama and MRs. Zippy and George that eventually don't strategies it's kind of like test rashes, eventually they come to you. And I think that we've got a really see this as an art of change. And to me, I think that we can treat this like this is one of the pieces. That's very frustrating for me. If I'm hearing the commentary on TV on the radio, and we just act like this is just something normal that, you know, the public is look what they're doing it, Wisconsin. No, we need to look at what both the doing impairs and in France right now at the end of the day, they take to the streets. This is a moment in history that if we've got a really look at this as serious as it is this is an absolute bloodless coup is really is to really unraveled foundation of democracy. To create the south, basically is is a rear votes and blue need. And when the need. Medicaid..
"mississippi freedom democratic party" Discussed on Progressive Talk 1350 AM
"Even look Carolina is really is a is an ongoing struggle in a ballot that now they're actually just passed a voter ID law that folks have been pushing back for years and years and years, you're looking at Gerry man, some of the worst gerrymandering in the country happened in south and North Carolina. Which is why you can get more democratic votes. You get the Democrats get less because dot com. The. We've got the all this has been a orchestrated concerted effort and strategy Republican Pap party to undermine the democratic process. This is what walk into said over and over again if we take this out back. Changed a nation in those former sleep fix the ratio number between blacks advice, if they looks quite sample Oskar Orlando like five hundred fifty thousand blacks on registered in two thousand one but your changes everything in Georgia for six hundred thousand on the books unregistered stays thousand move voters. So when when when the black votes are come to live in the south is why Brown allies, it changes everything for the whole nation. Yes. Right after Lutely from Jackson. Decisively. Why we've literally created by vocalist. All right on our co-founded. We've studied the movement. We study what happened in Mississippi freedom Democratic Party. We we've studied inflection patterns. We studied law part of what we know if we know that literally the black vote is catalytic, and it's always been on the forefront. It's always been on the vanguard progressive change in this country. Always and the south. That's always led the way there's been this idea of we've got this red state blue state in many ways, the south has been kind of written on even by the Democratic Party because in presidential elections because of based on that strategy, but when you really look at progressive power, right where you really can flip and shift this nation is really is in the south is in the south and key places outside region as well, but that middle when we allow the voting rights of black folk in Alabama and Mississippi and Georgia that eventually strategies.
"mississippi freedom democratic party" Discussed on American History Tellers
"Students for dominantly from black and Puerto Rican neighborhoods stayed out of city schools. Many of the students and their parents joined picket lines at their campuses or protests at the board of education offices, Russ and proclaimed it as the largest civil rights demonstration in the nation's history. One and a half times the size of the March on Washington six months earlier in the end, however, the protests yielded little change newspapers. City officials even some advocacy groups that supported school integration all responded to the boycott with indifference or criticism and without real progress. New York City schools would continue deepening their patterns of inequality in the years ahead. As students in New York. We're taking their STAN plans for a new campaign of political empowerment were also underway down in Mississippi. The snick organizers who had come to the state in nineteen sixty one during the summer of the freedom rides had never really left, but the hostile resistance. They encountered had kept their progress. Slow during the intervening years by nineteen sixty four less than seven percent of eligible black mississippians were registered vote. But with a national election coming up in the fall, civil rights workers launched to statewide efforts to mobilize black voters. The first starting in April was the formation of a group called the Mississippi freedom Democratic Party or the DP the MFT P was meant to challenge. The all white segregationist Democratic Party establishment of the state M F D P members prepared to send an alternative integrated delegration to the democratic national convention in August and challenge the party's credentials committee to recognize them as the rightful rep. Tentative of the state one of the leading figures in the m FDP's mobilization was Fannie, Lou Hamer. A forty seven year old former cotton plantation worker from sunflower county Mississippi Hamer had begun organizing alongside members of snick in nineteen sixty two after she attempted to register to vote. She quickly suffered a vixen threats and economic reprisals, but they only drove her further into the movement in the summer of nineteen sixty three Justice, president Kennedy made his national address on civil rights. Hamer had been part of a group of activists detained by police and brutally beaten after staging a sit-in at the town of wino-. A few months later Hamer unsuccessfully ran for congress and Mississippi second district attempting to unseat one of the states entrenched, segregationists, her efforts helped lay the groundwork for the MFT broader campaign that summer, and she would serve as vice chairwoman of the MFT peace delegation Hamer's work with the MVP occurred. Alongside the second mobilization program what organizers were calling the freedom summer project in the freedom summer scheduled to run from June through August, a coalition of civil rights groups in the state invited volunteers from across the nation to organize in Mississippi. Their work would involve registering voters and launching educational programs known as freedom schools, the campaign, ultimately, drew hundreds of all in tears ninety percent of them white, which all but assured that media coverage would follow even before the freedom summer. Campaign began news from Washington gave reason for hope the civil rights Bill made a crucial breakthrough in congress a lengthy filibuster. The longest in the Senate history at seventy five days finally broke the following week. The Senate passed the Bill seventy three to twenty seven sunny it to the house of representatives for one final vote. While the debate raged on in Washington, the freedom summer volunteers spent a week in Ohio training for their campaign. But nothing could have prepared them for the violence that awaited the fury of Mississippi's white supremacist descended. Immediately. Just as the first wave of all in tears arrived three civil rights workers two white one black disappeared in a show by county as their families and fellow. Organizers feared the worst local sheriff whose deputies had participated in the abduction insisted it was all just publicity stunt staged by movement activists by then clansman had already executed and buried the three men though. A handful of the volunteers still waiting in Ohio dropped out after the news. The vast majority continued on ordering the next wave of buses. Imagine you're a white college student on the seven hundred mile bus ride from southern Ohio central Mississippi. You cross the Mississippi border a little over an hour ago. You know, it won't be much longer to your destination. You lean over to the young black woman across the..
"mississippi freedom democratic party" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"Face of a society that was consistently robbing dignity and also claimed black people had, no history and it was a refusal of the lie of, racial inferiority and it became a. Touch point For organization right so people again to sing, it at graduations at weekly simply Political, programs As a way of repeatedly that's telling themselves a story of who, they were and but also socializing people into a, belief system System that was about the struggle against racial Wadia belief system The court of their history And really enabled the building. Of a narrative of themselves that was contrary To this larger system of racial exclusion and I think it's, incredibly important I spend a. Lotta time in the book writing about children and it was really important it's part. Of the socialization I focused on the song as as an instance of cop, black formal culture which was. The kind of ritual practices Has serious ritual practices that party, institutional life partner, political associations deeply association life in general Not just Americans at the black Americans had in particular and what that enabled, and so in this moment You know which we are seeing much of this the shame of our history rearing its head. Again part of what I put the book with his actually an argument that we need to restore recuperate some. Of the practices that gay people, and the kind of resilience that was necessary to withstand an entire, society, it was built on their exclusion but also to strive for something just more equitable more humane Imani Perry Princeton University professor author of the. Book may we forever stand Thank you that, was lovely to listen to Hello Jackson it's wonderful to be here, as, an alabamian it feels very familiar Cheryl cash George law professor Well charlottesville The organizing principle for the Tiki torch guys was white nationalism and my book loving Is about the four. Hundred year history of constructing trying to construct a fictional lightness and then protect it And you know what what's odd a lot of people don't realize whiteness is a concept didn't even exist In. Colonial times in the first half of the seventeenth century you could find Indigenous black and white bonded, people working together And they would get drunk together have sex sometimes Mary Steele hawks together run off to live with the Indians and. Most pointedly for the plutocrats who oppress them sometimes they would rise up in revolt together and the main message of my book loving is that whiteness was created to solve a class. Conflict between wealthy planters and poor white servants it had a political function and this dog whistling to divide and conquer people who might collectively demand something of rich people continues to this day and every time in this country that. We have an assertion or reassertion of lightness there's a background Politic economics story a foodie Kratz betraying the very people their. Dog whistling to In this book I, feature I'm attracted to subversives who cross color lines. For love, or particularly activists and I'm, a child of a, civil rights family my father, God bless. In John Cassian founded the Alabama Cleveland Queant of the Mississippi freedom Democratic Party I, grew up around biracial, activists, who, joyfully, subverted white, supremacy feature. Throughout the book some of. My favorites suburban Fred Douglas Badia. Stevens and his I think common law wife, Lydia Smith a mixed race woman they. Were, stationed agents, on underground railroad together and this is a lesser known tradition Then what did, you think about Charlottesville last, year in. Particular yeah white nationalists or Laura Ingram people who openly declare that they fear and, don't like demographic change, what, they, really, need to, fear and. I try to emphasize this. In the book is a growing. Class of what I call culturally dexterous whites, that accepts diversity and even likes it I feature Let, me say. Sixty percent White millennials those under thirty agree with the black lives matter movement and, its? Critique of law, enforcement right so you know older, generations of, lights at fear the future, they they. Ought also fear dear grandchildren Their grandchildren.
"mississippi freedom democratic party" Discussed on C-SPAN Radio
"The country i meet people who are miss fairfax kids and people are starved especially young people i say no they didn't close the school five years ago go yes they did you can look that one up made a springer was a she was she was she lived in pittsburgh primarily but what she did was she got involved in the labor movement and she set the groundwork for the afl cio 's involvement in the liberation movements in africa this is very big deal there are a couple books written about her but about as with all these other women you can do almost a whole library on them that's major springer molly moon i put her in there because molly moon i was laughing say molly mona's bushy like me i met molly moon because she was the founder of the national urban league guild and you look at her i call her stealth radical because what she did was during the time we're we're trying to figure out what to call ourselves now we'd been called names that were less pleasant than this so where we colored black negro african american what we call and there was a lot of disagreement among people in the gaspara until molly moon became a bridge over that and molly moon said oh well you know african american that's very specific and that incorporates everybody not everyone totally agreed with her but that's one thing that she did the other thing that she in the forties she has her she and her husband henry lee moon who is the director of communications for the naacp there are civil rights royalty national urban league naacp they started interracial gatherings in new york city and you think well that's not the south but it's still segregated and so that's one of the things that she did and mahlangu wasn't great mentor for me fannie lou hamer sick and tired of being sick and tired we know that fannie lou hamer a sharecropper like like my grandmother my grandmother gra my grandparents had thirty five acres and you're also sharecroppers they never got their forty acres in a neil fannie lou hamer spoke passionately at the nineteen sixty four democratic convention representing the mississippi freedom democratic party and she was so powerful that lbj lyndon baines johnson called a fake news conference so that he could take attention from from her while she was she was speaking he's like who is that little woman speaking you might have said something else because lbj was a little profane base who is that woman speaking so faneuil louima's very powerful i knew she was powerful even before that because i saw her speak with same time choosing dressing a rally in lowndes county alabama and stokely carmichael who later became sacred turi was speaking and he was using language she didn't quite approval she's very fine christian lady so he kept talking so mrs hamer came up and he's like way up here and she's weighed on there and she said she said so clearly stop talk like that chatroom out i don't know they don't remember the exact words and he said yes ma'am and all i can think of ood that's a powerful woman and so she was winston and debbie hudson lived and worked in lee county mississippi a winston was active in the naacp so she had a former position but informally what they did was they they did voter registration they they did a lot of work there's a book about them called mississippi harmony you can read more about them but they represent another group of women who've worked so hard in the civil rights movement and who are unacknowledged montgomery bus boycott nine hundred fifty five fifty six why did i include.
"mississippi freedom democratic party" Discussed on 710 WOR
"The he expressed to a friend of his who became a friend of ours a gentleman by the name of reverend ed king for the mississippi freedom democratic party hit expressed to at king that he knew that what was likely to happen was so much of the rumors and innuendo that hoover had in his in his files and again a lot of it may very well just been false or partly only partly true but king had a strong sense that it was about to come out on him and that that would have put him in a position where he would have been delegitimize within the black clergy and that he he had a sense that he would other people would have had to have taken the lead after the poor people's campaign but he certainly even in the same speech he said i let a lived a long life everyone wants to live a long life but he had come to the terms that he was either he was going to be taken out through the nastiness of j edgar hoover and people like that in terms of rumor innuendo or i mean if he kept on going he knew just as we said earlier that a lot of what saved his life where were random events it wasn't like he was being protected by the military and secret service so he had to have known that you know things would have been inevitable in that way but i don't think he would've wanted to deliberately leave his kids fatherless all that kind of stuff bob is in las vegas on the wildcard line now hi bob good morning george thank you very much for.
"mississippi freedom democratic party" Discussed on WRVA
"What a larger context of what king was talking about in that speech in terms of i mean he he certainly knew his life was in danger he had been subjective i think our book we had as many as nine different plots some of which have been known to him but several which would have been very obvious to him because people for instance shot up his cottage in in georgia and you know he would have known he was a target but we also know that the he had expressed to a friend of his who became a friend of ours a gentleman by the name of reverend king for the mississippi freedom democratic party hit express to at king he knew that what was likely to happen was so much of the rumors in any wendo that hoover had in his in his files and again a lot of it may very well false or partly only partly true but king had a strong sense that it was about the come out on him and that that would have put him in a position where he would have been delegitimize within the black clergy and that he he had a sense that he would other people would have had to have taken the lead after the poor people's campaign but he certainly even in the same speech he said i let a lived a long life everyone wants to live a long life but he had come to the terms that he was either he was going to be taken out through the nastiness of j edgar hoover and people like that in terms of rumor and innuendo or i mean if he kept on going he knew just as we said earlier that a lot of what saved his life were were random events it wasn't like he was being protected by the military and secret service so he had to have known that you know things would have been inevitable in that way but i don't think he would've wanted to deliberately leave his kids fatherless all that kind of stuff bob is in las vegas on the wildcard line now hi bob good morning george thank you very much for.
"mississippi freedom democratic party" Discussed on WBT Charlotte News Talk
"The he expressed to a friend of his who became a friend of ours a gentleman by the name of reverend ed king for the mississippi freedom democratic party he had expressed to at king that he knew that what was likely to happen was so much of the rumor is in any wendo that hoover had in his in his files and again a lot of it may very well just been false or partly only partly true but king had a strong sense that it was about the come out on him and that that would have put him in a position where he would have been delegitimize within the black clergy and that he he had a sense that he would other people would have had to have taken the lead after the poor people's campaign but he certainly you mean in the same speech he said i let a lived a long life everyone wants to live a long life but he had come to the terms that he was either he was going to be taken out through the nastiness of j edgar hoover and people like that in terms of rumor and innuendo or i mean if you kept on going he knew just as we said earlier that a lot of what saved his life were random events it wasn't like he was being protected by the military in secret service so he had to have known that you know things would have been inevitable in that way but i don't think he would've wanted to deliberately leave his kids fatherless all that kind of stuff bob is in las vegas on the wildcard line now hi george thank you very much for.
"mississippi freedom democratic party" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Dick gregory came from the urban north as a professional comedian he was used to saying provocative things in front of crowds another powerful voice in the 1960s emerged from a very different place the fields of the deep south loop cure convicted granted community my name is visit plan a new name and ali over six two six east lafayette trail slippery final hamer was a leader in mississippi voting rights movement in nineteen 64 hammer went to the democratic national convention in atlantic city mississippi's delegates were all white she demanded to be seated as a delegate along with fellow members of the mississippi freedom democratic party television cameras rolled as hamer told democratic party officials how she and others were punished for trying to register blacks to vote added kunar and put in the book them room they left some of the people and the book the movement began replace often fails i will of with a young woman called must be best the from outside will place the messiah lab again zahir found of let and green i could hear the found and i i'm here somebody say can you can you said yes and i would say or the horrible wood said yes i can say yes but while pray she said i don't know her well among the thing that's really important to remember about finding lou hamer is it fanny who hamer with a sharecropper historian james horton she was poor she was under educated she was a woman and she was from mississippi and in mississippi during the time that she lived african americans had virtually no rights in it hey man came from us fail wannabes of state highway patrol the acne wow will thrown and i told me veil he said we are going to bailout mass fell in one who long before they came back he said you if like me all right in.
"mississippi freedom democratic party" Discussed on The Nicole Sandler Show
"And they are i mean one of my friends i think you even make me nobody i don't wanna use his name just sent a letter to chuck schumer ready sent me a copy of it we resigning from the democratic party this guy i've noticed got for decades he has been a major democratic donor he resigned from the party's he's never giving any money to a democrat again that's how angry he is uh and but i wanna i wanna read something that i just got did you know um you i don't know if i pronounce his name right eugene per year now i don't i don't know him he gene is one of the most brilliant political leaders in america the guy is just brilliant he he yeah he ran for like a an a a seat in washington dc city council he actually was on some minor parties some socialist party i should say running for vice president and he's a wider and but but the guy is just absolutely brilliant and and he he he said something that i think is worth repeating i'm i'm i'm gonna be reproduced it on my blog but it's not there yet i i just wanted to read it i think it's important for people who are upset about what happened to uh to franken okay uh told i'm gonna read it word for word just historically here there was always a push for the civil rights movement to moderate itself was subject itself purely to the political demands of the democratic party at the moment the argument was that if they did not it would cause a white backlash that could kill the momentum on civil rights legislation priorities in fact the 1966 election was a backlash election indeed kill the open housing bill but who your wants to argue the mississippi freedom democratic party should have taken those two season shut up further the same bill ended up passing after the uprising.
"mississippi freedom democratic party" Discussed on Here & Now
"Right in it and if we decide to expand just a little bit what we consider to be kind of interest in the room i mean you raise the point jeremy about political conventions the mississippi freedom democratic party in mid 1960s was trying to break its way into what was basically a close political process to them right their interests were not represented by southern democrats he certainly be limping represented by what was perceived to be the establishment democrats from even from the north and so there was a way in which i think of the expansion of that political parties ability to represent the constituents of the south was exactly about this very power of who gets to craft the legislation that determines the allocations of basic rights and citizenship and so i'm happy to say at least that the memory of the civil rights era provide some cautionary tale i think for what's going on now in the senate but i think we should also be very clear and careful about describing what we're seeing a somehow being unprecedented there's a long history of disenfranchisement in people being excluded that a chasing us from accepting this as the kind of new status quo you may now both leave the room we're going to deal with some secrets at a nathan coddle and joanne friedman oregon's and co has the weekly podcast backstory thank you so much as always thanks for having us this here and now podcast is sponsored by sip procuder making it quick and easy to find quality candidates instantly post your job to over one hundred job sites including social media networks like facebook and twitter all with a single click plus get access to over six million resumes select screen and rate candidates with ziprecruiter is easy to use dashboard and find the right higher fast find out why ziprecruiter has been used by fortune one hundred companies and thousands of small and medium sized businesses get started for free today at ziprecruiter dot com slash here.
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"Nature boxes offering our fans fifty percent off your first order when you go to nature box dot com slash gaster pot that's nature bucks dot com slash gastre pod for fifty percent off your first order before the break we mentioned a woman named fanny lou hamer jonty is a huge fan danny lu was born to sharecroppers in nineteen seventeen in mississippi one of twenty children she started working in the fields at six and dropped out of school at twelve even without formal education though she became a major force in politics after she attended a protest meeting in nineteen sixty two she eventually helped found the mississippi freedom democratic party it was an opposition to the states all white delegation to the democratic convention so many of us know fairly lou hamer is the voting rights act with a who listeners know failures of rights act was i think of her is one of the boldest and most radical of southerners and she fought for access to the ballot in the nineteenth sixties at a moment when that was one of the most dangerous things oblak mississippi and could do yet i think oftentimes we lose a threat of her story a really important threat of her story is that fanny lou hamer recognize like dr king recognized that the next step after acquiring the right to vote was acquiring economic independence and fannie lou hamer a mississippi delta native thought that if black suthers win a acquire economic independence they should rely on that agricultural knowledge that they had developed over generations and so she began the freedom farm cooperative in the mississippi delta.