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Surname 1 Student’s Name Professor’s name Course Date Fannie Lou Hamer speech Fannie Lou Hamer gave a significant speech regarding her political career on August 22, 1964. In her speech, which was aired on live television, she spoke about two major issues that affected black Americans: the suppression of voters and violence sanctioned by the state. She spoke about the suppression of voting rights among blacks. In her speech, she narrated a story of how at the time that time she visited the Indianola Courthouse in Mississippi, where she had gone to register as a voter in 1962, she faced many challenges. After succeeding in registering as a voter, she went back home. The plantation owner, where she was employed as a sharecropper, asked her to withdraw her registration, failure to which she would have to leave ( Brooks 2020) . She narrated the persistent racial violence act that black women and men were subjected to throughout their lives in the Jim Crow South. In her speech, she said that those who

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