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Fannie Lou Hamer (Civil Rights Leader)

Fannie Lou Hamer (Civil Rights Leader)

Fannie Lou Hamer (born Fannie Lou Townsend on October 6, 1917 – March 14, 1977) was an American voting rights activist and civil rights leader.

A former sharecropper, Fannie Lou Hamer's Congressional testimony is so powerful that President Johnson calls an impromptu press conference to get her off the air. But his plan backfires. Watch her powerful testimony:

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Ginny B. Waite (Politician)

ginny_brown-waite.jpgVirginia "Ginny" Brown-Waite (born October 5, 1943) is the former U.S. Representative for Florida's 5th congressional district, serving from 2003 - 2011. She is a member of the Republican Party.

The district stretches along several counties in western and central Florida, including territory in the metropolitan area of Tampa Bay.

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