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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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25 Hillary Clinton Quotes on LGBT Rights

Hillary clintonUS Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the United Nations in December 2011 to mark the 63rd anniversary of the signing of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

These are 25 of the most noteworthy statements she made in her remarks. Watch a video of the address and/or read the full text.

“It is violation of human rights when people are beaten or killed because of their sexual orientation.”

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