Bethany Caliaro February 1, 2017 SHOWCASE Black History Month // Fannie Lou Hamer Bethany Caliaro February 1, 2017 SHOWCASE Fannie Lou Hamer was born on October 6, 1917, in Montgomery County, Mississippi. In 1962, she met civil rights activists who encouraged blacks to register to vote, and soon became active in helping. Hamer also worked for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, which fought racial segregation and injustice in the South. In 1964, she helped found the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party. Hamer died in 1977. — Source You can learn more about Fannie Lou Hamer here and hear some of her powerful Congressional Testimonial Here.