fannie lou hamer
March 9, 2022 -
Mississippi civil rights organizer Fannie Lou Hamer passed away 45 years ago this month. A recent book and documentary examine her life and work amid a pitched national debate over how to teach and think about U.S. racial history.
July 31, 2020 -
In North Carolina, the Durham Black Farmers Market has become so popular it's now branched out to nearby Raleigh. The markets are part of a growing local food justice movement that seeks to nourish and empower Black communities that have too often been cut off from agricultural opportunity.
September 12, 2018 -
Cooperatives have a deep history in the South, and especially in African-American communities. A growing number of co-ops in North Carolina are drawing on that rich history to fill gaps created by economic inequality.
August 31, 2018 -
Trump Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh previously worked as an attorney for the George W. Bush White House, where he promoted the federal appeals court nomination of Charles Pickering — a Mississippi attorney with a history of hostility to civil rights.
October 13, 2017 -
Cassandra Welchlin with the Mississippi Low Income Childcare Initiative and the Mississippi Women's Economic Security Initiative talks about building power for vulnerable people in a hostile environment — and drawing hope from history and her children's future.
October 6, 2016 -
On what would have been the 99th birthday of Mississippi voting rights activist Fannie Lou Hamer, we recall her untimely death from heart disease at the age of 59 — a testament that denying a group of people political power is literally hazardous to their health.
August 21, 2014 -
This week marks 50 years since Fannie Lou Hamer of the Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party delivered historic, nationally televised testimony from the Democratic National Convention about voting rights suppression and racist law enforcement violence -- themes that are once again making headlines across America.