Fannie Lou Hamer, Civil Rights Activist, Civil Rights, African American History, Black History, Racism, KOLUMN Magazine, KOLUMN

Fannie Lou Hamer at 100: The Speeches That Made Her a Civil-Rights Icon | Time As many NFL players across the United States make the decision to kneel or face away from the flag as the National Anthem plays before their games, as part of a protest movement that began as a statement about the belief that the U.S. does not live up to its ideals for African-Americans, many have found new meaning in the words of an icon of an earlier wave of protest.