Fannie Lou Hamer, 1964 — Atlantic City, N.J.

American civil rights history is everywhere

Fannie Lou Hamer, Atlantic City, 1964 — Public Domain

I was in Atlantic City last week. strolled the famous Boardwalk several times. On one occasion, I came across a tribute to the great civil rights leader, Fannie Lou Hamer, of Mississippi, right on the Boardwalk.

I stopped and paused in front of it and then it hit me. A memory from my…

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